Sinclair Lewis: Get us into war just to grease their insane vanity and show the world that we’re the huskiest nation going

Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

American writers on peace and against war

Sinclair Lewis: For the first time in all history, a great nation must go on arming itself more and more…for peace!

Sinclair Lewis: It Can(‘t) Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis: General: State of peace far worse than war

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Sinclair Lewis
From It Can’t Happen Here (1935)

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« Well, all the birdies in their nest agree. My friend, Mrs. Pike, ought to know that freedom of speech becomes mere license when it goes so far as to criticize the Army, differ with the D.A.R., and advocate the rights of the Mob. So, Lorinda, I think you ought to apologize to the General, to whom we should be grateful for explaining to us what the ruling classes of the country really want. Come on now, my friend – jump up and make your excuses. »

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