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It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis, Michael Meyer

A scary picture of what could happen in the US, if political issues/plans are deceptively presented. Some of it was a bit eerie for the connection to today, but I think the takeover in the book was far less gradual than were it to actually happen. The build-up of a dictatorship took about two years in the book and was very drastic in its results. Definitely an interesting read in light of current politics, which is why I was recommended this book in the first place. Also interesting to see this take place before World War II and all that followed (it was written in 1935).