Episode 127: It Can’t Happen Here … or Can It?

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 15:16 – Main Topic (It Can’t Happen Here … or Can It?)

In episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN Mike and Wade discuss Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here, a 1935 dystopian novel of how fascism took hold in the United States. The guys compare and contrast Lewis’ fiction with the current political climate. What is fascism? Why did Lewis think 1930’s America was vulnerable to a corporate state when so many people believed “it can’t happen here”? And could it happen in our own day? While there are some eerie similarities, the lessons to be learned from Lewis are not necessarily political but have to do with humanity, freedom, and the two kingdoms. We hope you will enjoy this foray into this Nobel Prize winner’s novel.

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