We Asked For It

February 1, 2016 | 2

Sinclair Lewis tried to warn us and we didn’t listen–it can always happen here. Over at The Literary Hub, this piece takes a look at Lewis’s 1935 political novel It Can’t Happen Here as a mirror for Donald Trump’s unlikely rise to political superstardom.

is an intern for The Millions. He reads and resides in North Carolina. Brian can be found on Twitter @jbetling, and in the real world behind the counter of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC.


  1. How disappointing to find on The Millions. Please tell me you’re not another party line Democrat / liberal publication too!

  2. Well, The Donald hardly seems Republican, Democratic or even Independent. He sounds to my humble ears like a 2 bit populist demagogue riding the tsunami of fear and xenophobia currently gripping the country in an ideological half-nelson. And we know these guys are never really “liberal” or “conservative”, regardless of their stated affiliations. Sorry to go political — Iowa, it’s all in your hands!

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