It Can't Happen Here - Chapters 8 – 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8: The beginning of Chapter 8 outlines the 15 main tenets of Buzz Windrip’s campaign platform. The points include total control of finance and labor by the government, an increase in military, the suppression of black Americans, Jewish Americans, and women in political and professional spheres, and the instatement of Constitutional amendments by Congress that give the President absolute governmental authority in times of crisis. Doremus, discussing these points with his wife and daughter, reveals their terrible true meanings, which lie partially concealed behind flowery language.

Chapter 9-10: The narration describes the nature of Windrip’s charm and background, saying he puts on the persona of a common man who possesses exceptional powers of charismatic oratory. The narration also notes Lee Sarason’s role in building up Windrip’s political reputation over the past years, managing Windrip from behind the scenes. The narration then counterpoints...

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