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  • Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip is the fascist president of It Can't Happen Here, a cautionary novel by Sinclair Lewis. One verse of a campaign song written on his behalf:

    Buzz and buzz and keep it up,

    Our cares and needs he’s toting,

    You are a most ungrateful pup,

    Unless for Buzz you’re voting!

    January 19, 2008

  • Cool! I just put this book on my "have to read" list the other day.

    January 19, 2008

  • Whilst trying to refresh my memory about some of the characters, I discovered that the full text is online.

    I love how Lewis plays with language throughout his books, right under your nose. And he came up with some of the most wonderfully apt names for characters.

    January 20, 2008

  • I love finding complete texts online, too. :-)

    January 20, 2008