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Upton Sinclair’s 1934 run for governor of California inspired a cult (www.laphamsquarterly.org)
46 points by Petiver 10 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite

Oh wow, so that's where that Jacobin cover came from. I thought it was way over the top when I saw it, but now it seems fun and tasteful since it's a reference.


The "Inquiring Cameraman" conducts interviews with Californians prior to the gubernatorial election of November 6, 1934. Voters state their opinions on candidates Upton Sinclair, Frank Merriam, and Raymond L. Haight.:


Not so far removed from the responses you'd get asking voters who they plan to vote for in 2020.

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