The Guardian: ‘It will be called Americanism’

Irving Wallace: “If fascism ever comes to the United States, it’ll be because the people voted it in.”

Philip Roth: “To have enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without uttering a single word of truth! Oh, the pleasure we must be affording the most malevolent man on earth!”

Henry Wallace: “A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.” American fascism would only become “really dangerous” if a “purposeful coalition” arose between crony capitalists, “poisoners of public information” and “the KKK type of demagoguery”.

NYT 1938: “When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labelled ‘made in Germany’; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, ‘Americanism’.”

Sinclair Lewis: “[G]overnment of the profits, by the profits, for the profits”.

Keeper of the Flame: “Of course they didn’t call it fascism. They painted it red, white, and blue, and called it Americanism.”

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