It Can't Happen Here
Publish date: September 1st 1993
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis, author; Grover Gardner, narrator The time is 1936. The Depression is a nightmare memory which has changed the mood of the country. There is political unrest, a charged atmosphere of distrust for government officials, anger at rich corporate giants, and a general...
I discovered this book after reading a collection of interviews by Howard Zinn where he described it as a warning about how the United States could become a fascist dictatorship. Zinn's argument was that the US is already heading down that road, though it has not quite reached that point at the time...
Written in the 30s, during the depths of the Depression, before World War II, this dystopian classic paints a grim picture of America's fall into it's own flavor of fascism. Some of his assertions stretched my belief nearly to the breaking point, most notable being the seemingly easy evaporation of...
Though written around 1934, this is a frighteningly prescient book considering the state of the country today. Lewis' presentation of the hero's time in an American concentration camp is particularly affecting.
A scary picture of what could happen in the US, if political issues/plans are deceptively presented. Some of it was a bit eerie for the connection to today, but I think the takeover in the book was far less gradual than were it to actually happen. The build-up of a dictatorship took about two years ...
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