Sinclair Lewis’ arch-villain, Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, campaigns on a platform of protectionism and nationalism while stirring up resentment against minorities. Vowing to “make America a proud, rich land again,” Windrip claims that “only he” can break the hold of the elites, the “grasping bankers,” corrupt politicians, labor bosses, and Jews.
In from the Cold
Random Scribblings on Civil and Uncivil Society
When I think about what I love most about Vermont it is that even in times of fervid disagreement we’ve managed to be civil with each other.