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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #19)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:39 PM

21. Yikes! It's amazing that there are so many memes, even bumper stickers attributing this

quote to Lewis. So here is something strange. Was this the beginning of the "quote"?

In 2005 a letter to the editor of a Poughkeepsie, New York newspaper attributed the saying to Sinclair Lewis and incorrectly cited a book that does not contain the expression:

In his book, “It Can’t Happen Here” (1935), Sinclair Lewis wrote, “When fascism comes to. America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying the cross.” https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/07/28/flag/


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