Friday, September 29, 2006

No longer only fiction...?

Yesterday Alan Wolfe posted a depressingly poignant item on the New Republic's Open University blog.

by Alan Wolfe

Did it finally happen here? I've always been a skeptic of Sinclair Lewis's sloppily written novel of 1935--and equally skeptical of all those left-wingers who predict, sometimes with barely repressed glee, a fascist takeover of the United States. But there is no doubting that something finally happened this week. It is not just that Congress is about to give the president the authority to collect anyone, including an American citizen, off the street to be indefinitely imprisoned as an enemy combatant. [Click here to read the rest of Professor Wolfe's post]

Here is a brief item on the Sinclair Lewis book to which he refers.

How many more of these books will prove prophetic?

--Marshal Zeringue