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Thread #165433   Message #4069161
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Aug-20 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Though I did read the online newspapers this morning, I am attempting a news-free day as far as radio and television. The last week has been particularly rough. Next week will be horrid.

I'm reading a very old book - Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here. It's like he went on a acid trip in 1935 and landed in the summer of 2020 long enough to look around and report back. But of course he was looking at the rise of Fascism in Europe, the book was written when Mussolini and Hitler were still alive and prior to the opening volleys of WWII. Even a few years after it was published it must have felt remarkable. Particularly interesting is that there is a main character with the surname of Jessup. :) I'm only to page 70, no spoilers, please.