Cameraperson Steve Yedlin surfaced this on Twitter: “Penguin Classic’s back-cover blurb for Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here.” I’ll let this picture, speak for itself…
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Indeed. No better guide to the real world than works of fiction.
Ah, yes: Fascism has been descending upon America for decades, without ever quite making landfall.
Very deceptive. Definitely not a photo of a 1935 edition, original tweet and this article appear to be trying to suggest it is. Strange paper texture for a back cover-(they’re usually glossy), and no publisher’s logo or barcode to help authenticate. And now it’s all over the internet being shared thousands of times. Please be rigorous with your fact checking.
Not deceptive. Check the image of the back cover here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cant-Happen-Penguin-Modern-Classics/dp/0241310660/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Yes. But that back cover was published after Trump was elected so, of course, it fits perfectly with current times. It would only be remarkable if this was from the original publication. Nothing coincidental here. Now, get out there and vote in a human in 2020!