It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) Item Sku:
FXH0451465644 Features & DescriptionSKU0451465644 Hover / Click for larger images
Description: â€œThe novel that foreshadowed Donald Trumpâ€™s authoritarian appeal.â€â€”Salon
It Canâ€™t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewisâ€™s later novels to match the power of Main Street,Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitlerâ€™s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.
Called â€œa message to thinking Americansâ€ by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Canâ€™t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as todayâ€™s news.
With an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst