Interesting words from 1935...

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  1. caseydog

    caseydog Well-Known Member

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    “There were two things, they told Doremus, that distinguished this prairie Demosthenes. He was an actor of genius. There was no more overwhelming actor on the stage, in the motion pictures, nor even in the pulpit. He would whirl arms, bang tables, glare from mad eyes, vomit Biblical wrath from a gaping mouth; but he would also coo like a nursing mother, beseech like an aching lover, and in between tricks would coldly and almost contemptuously jab his crowds with figures and facts - figures and facts that were inescapable even when, as often happened, they were entirely incorrect.â€

    ― Sinclair Lewis, from the novel, It Can't Happen Here, 1935
     
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    #2 whaap, Sep 20, 2016
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    Sounds like a wanna-be politician I know.

    Oops, now I get it. I came back to make a slight alteration to my comment when I noticed this was in 'messy stuff'. Good job.
     
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    I can remember reading that novel many moons ago.
     

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