Free e-copy of Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here"

This is the guy who wrote Babbit. It’s basically implied in anything he wrote that’s longer than a grocery list.

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More liberal claptrap promoted by Hillary and her pathetic losers. Doesn’t compare to the great Tom Clancy. Sad

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I actually checked the age of your profile before deciding “yes, this is intended as satire.” If we were anywhere but bb, I’d have checked your previous comment history as well, just be sure.

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It’s also the same guy who wrote Elmer Gantry, which I also strongly recommend you read ASAP.

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Ha. Yeah…snark and reality exist uncomfortably close to each other these days. That said, it might be fun to post this on an alt-right venue just to watch the vile affirmation pour in.

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I love Sinclair Lewis.

I love this book.

That is all.

Well, for now.

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Can’t say I ‘loved’ this book, more like feared itl
Please! Get it. Read it.
Such an important cautionary tale.
It’s hard to believe that it was written in 1935.
81 years ago is no excuse. Wake up people!

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I suggest you read the history of the US (and the UK) in the 1930s. You had Lindbergh, we had Mosley. The prospect of fascism was very real. But for Churchill, it’s conceivable that the UK would have reached a peace deal with Germany.

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Worries that ICHH wouldn’t be a commercial success in 1936 Germany:
"A film that showed the advantages of democracy over fascism could never be made in Hollywood in the 1930s because of political pressure stemming from Hitler’s Germany, whose market was simply too lucrative for the studios to ignore."
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/134503/hollywood-nazi-urwand

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Any day Elmer Gantry can get mentioned is a good day indeed (well, within context), but why would you assume I haven’t read it?

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I’m glad you (specifically) have read it, but I was using the generic you. To anyone who hasn’t read It Can’t Happen Here or Elmer Gantry, now is the time to do so.

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I just started reading Childhoods End for funsies yesterday. Seems that I have two more on deck!

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Even I, a mere foreigner, have read Elmer Gantry. It was a while ago though.

Is it relatable to you? Elmer Gantry is a very American book.

The comparative paucity of evangelicals in the UK doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of snake-oil salesfolk.

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The success of outsourcing companies shows that we don’t only have snake oil salespeople, they have partly taken over the government.

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A companion of sorts, IT HAPPENED HERE, a brilliant alternate history film by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, filmed on a shoestring and Stanley Kubrick’s leftover film stock, and shows Britain after a fictional Nazi takeover, and the stark facts of collaboration and acceptance. Oswald Moseley has a brief appearance, and the original Darth Vader actor is in it, as well. The lead actress, Pauline Murray, is scarily, heartbreakingly realistic and is an ordinary person caught up in surviving, and much of the cast was a local Science Fiction club. Free:

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SPOILER: Yes it can.

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By using this site, you’re already on the list. You have nothing to lose at this point.

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