Great Moments in Literature

“‘But thank God for Walter Winchell. Without him we’d be lost. He’s the last person on the radio to speak out against these dirty dogs. It’s disgusting. It’s worse than disgusting. Slowly but surely, there’s nobody in America willing to speak out against Lindbergh’s kissing Hitler’s behind.’

“‘What about the Democrats?’ I asked.

“‘Son, don’t ask me about the Democrats. I’m angry enough as it is.'”

—Philip Roth, The Plot Against America, 2004

 

“ALL RIGHT, THEN! SLINK OFF TO YOUR CORNERS AND WAIT FOR THE GUARDS TO COME — AND ONE BY ONE YOU’LL VANISH INTO THAT IRON BOX AND COME OUT AS CHEAP VOLTAGE. WE’RE NOTHING BUT FUEL TO KIBER! WHEN HE’S THROUGH WITH US HE’LL CAPTURE OTHERS UNTIL HE DESTROYS HUMANITY! MUST WE LET HIM DO IT WITHOUT A FIGHT? MUST WE GO TO OUR DEATHS LIKE SHEEP?

— Jack Kirby, BLACK PANTHER, Vol. 1, No. 12, “The Kiber Clue,” 1978

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