Cracking the code of the Greatest Depression

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  1. Dirty dog says:

    Very insightful, I enjoyed reading this article.

  2. Ian says:

    Very interesting and relevant, but I still don’t get how a 1900 book can reference a 1930s situation. It goes to show to what extent you can analyze and reanalyze the symbols in any good work of fiction. We know Baum was thinking of political and economic issues of his time, and I’ve seen great analyses about 1900s issues, remonetizing silver and the like…but applying WizOfOz to the 1930s is a stretch even though it DOES appear to make sense, and even though the TIN and Straw men ARE real problems most Americans need to become aware of.