From Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here, published in 1935, quoted on Orcinus (http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/)
“Why, there’s no country in the world that can get more hysterical — yes, or more obsequious! — than America. … Remember the Kuklux Klan? Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut ‘Liberty cabbage’…the Republicans campaigning against Al Smith told the Carolina mountaineers that if Al won the Pope would illegitimatize their children?…Why, where in all history has there ever been a people so ripe for a dictatorship as ours! We’re ready to start on a Children’s Crusade — only of adults — right now, and the Right Reverend Abbots Windrip and Prang are all ready to lead it!”
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