Category Archives: Lewis (Sinclair)

How Trump Is Changing the Discourse

Adam Gopnik of “New Yorker” and Andrew Sullivan of “New York” are very, very frightened by the rise of Trump. As they explain why, they quote Tom Stoppard, Sinclair Lewis, Mark Twain, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Plato.

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Could Fascism Happen Here?

Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” about the election of a fascist in a 1930s presidential election, seems suddenly relevant again. The novel turns 80-years-old this year.

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Rick Perry, a Modern Day Elmer Gantry

It’s not that either Sinclair Lewis’s Elmer Gantry or Texas Governor Rick Perry are religious hypocrites. It’s just that they conflate their religious beliefs with their earthly desires.

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