Friday, October 24, 2008

This Sounds Familiar ...

The conspicuous fault of [Political Party X], like the personal fault of [Presidential Candidate Y], was that it represented integrity and reason, in a year when the electorate hungered for frisky emotions, for the peppery sensations associated, usually, not with monetary systems and taxation rates but with baptism by immersion in the creek, young love under the elms, straight whisky, angelic orchestras heard soaring down from the full moon, fear of death when an automobile teeters above a canyon, thirst in a desert and quenching it with spring water -- all the primitive sensations which they thought they found in the screaming of [Presidential Frontrunner Z].

Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here


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