‘It Can’t Happen Here’ Is Online

Sinclair Lewis's under-appreciated novel, It Can't Happen Here is online at Project Gutenberg! Slightly dated though it may be, I think it has something to say to us in an all-too-believable way about creeping home-grown fascism.

One day reading Godwin's Law, by Interent lawyer and provacteur Mike Godwin, and I've already learned something.

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2 Responses to ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ Is Online

  1. That’s a 1935 novel in the Australian Project Gutenberg. Australia is a copyright-disrespecting terrorist state where works enter the public domain a mere 50 years after the author’s death. Is it legal for us Americans to access that stuff?

  2. eszter says:

    The Open Books page at Penn notes to users (on the page where they link to the “It Can’t Happen Here” page you feature in your post) the following: “Do NOT download or read these books online if you or your system are in the United States.” But if one doesn’t access that book page through their warning site then how can one avoid downloading the page after clicking on a link from a page that does not have the disclaimer?

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