Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It Can't Happen Here

“In England [in 1936], as in the United States, millions were jobless. . . .Meanwhile, the demagogic Sir Oswald Mosley led an increasingly aggressive British Union of Fascists, its militants dressed in black tunics, black trousers, and wide black leather belts with brass buckles.  Whenever Mosley was heckled at one of his rallies, he stopping speaking and searchlights focused on the heckler as jackbooted men beat him and then threw him out of the hall.”

– A. Hochschild, Spain in Their Hearts at 94.

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