Summer Reading # 2 - Sinclair Lewis
Tue Aug 22 2017, 6:30 pm
Tuesday August 22 at 6:30
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
It Can’t Happen Here is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
Written during the Great Depression when America was largely oblivious to Hitler’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, rampant promiscuity, crime, and a liberal press.
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Program support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.