This Novel Imagines Fascism in the 1930s USA

Sinclair Lewis’s ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

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The American writer Sinclair Lewis published his novel It Can’t Happen Here in 1935. It describes a near-future fascist takeover of the United States in the next presidential election.

How It Starts

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