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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #21)

Sun May 27, 2018, 09:30 PM

23. It's tricky. But Sinclair Lewis DID say this about fascism:

Itís easy to see how the quote is so often attributed to him:
https://english.illinoisstate.edu/sinclairlewis/
From It Can't Happen Here: "But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word 'Fascism' and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty."

From Gideon Planish: "I just wish people wouldn't quote Lincoln or the Bible, or hang out the flag or the cross, to cover up something that belongs more to the bank-book and the three golden balls."

There was also a play by Sherman Yellen called Strangers in the late 1970s which had a similar quote, but no one, including one of Lewisís biographers, Richard Lingeman, has ever been able to locate the original citation.

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