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Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 Web Final

September 2016

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here By: Sinclair Lewis It Can’t Happen Here is a semi-satirical 1935 political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis. Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, a populist United States Senator who is elected to the presidency after promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and traditional values. After his election, Windrip takes complete control of the government and imposes a plutocratic/totalitarian rule with the help of a ruthless paramilitary force. The novel’s plot centers on journalist Doremus Jessup’s opposition to the new regime and his subsequent struggle against it as part of a liberal rebellion. Reviewers at the time, and literary critics ever since, have emphasized the connection with Louisiana politician Huey Long, who was preparing to run for president in the 1936 election when he was assassinated in 1935 just prior to the novel’s publication. In 1930, Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer from the United States to receive the award, after he had been nominated by Henrik Schück, member of the Swedish Academy. After winning the Nobel Prize, Lewis wrote eleven more novels, ten of which appeared in his lifetime. Source: Wikipedia senator berzelius charismatic populist incarcerates concentration minute corpo demonstrators underground jessup vigilance prosperity patriotism First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. --Mahatma Gandhi invasion mexico resistance minnesota general midwest extravagant tasbrough If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. 4 Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Perquimans Art League’s October show By: Colleen Brown Assistant to the Director Phone: 252-426-5657 chamber@visitperquimans.com www.visitperquimans.com www.facebook.com/perquimanschamber Twitter @PQChamber Add Saving for Education to Your Back-to-School List To learn more about your education savings options, call or visit a financial advisor today. In October, the Gallery of the Perquimans Art League will be hosting a show by the accomplished artist Lamar Whidbee. A graduate of North Carolina Central University who lives in the Raleigh area, Mr. Whidbee is Hertford born and raised. Perquimans County High School remembers the young artist with great pride and the Art League is tremendously proud to celebrate a Hertford man whose success as an artist makes him a role model for all small town residents with big talent and bigger dreams. Returning to Hertford, where some of his family still lives, will be a home-coming for Whidbee and very much in line with the idea of the show, titled “Home Grown.” In his artist’s statement for his show, Whidbee explains that his work is tied to questions of identity, of history and ancestry. Objects represented in his paintings have the power to “stimulate memories that provoke the questions of: Where did I come from? Who are my ancestors?” Images of windows “represent the act of viewing, a line of sight into the generational cycle.” Leaving Hertford to pursue his education at Winston-Salem State University, Whidbee had no intention of pursuing art as a career. It was only after a few years of college and a transfer to NCCU that, in 2011, he painted his first portrait and “found what would instantly become my passion. Painting would be the instrument to mold the person that I am today.” And the person he is today is an artist of great depth and insight, who uses portraiture and the depiction of everyday objects to explore both his own experience of life and the search for meaning & identity. He describes his work as “intimate sculpture/painting hybrids that raise questions pertaining to culture, class and education.” The exhibit “Home Grown” will be on display in the Perquimans Art League Gallery on Church Street in downtown Hertford throughout the month of October. Mr. Whidbee will also be the artist in residence at his old high school, Perquimans County High School, with a scheduled visit to Perquimans Middle School as well. A reception for the artist will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, October 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. -- Mahatma Gandhi Chuck O'Keefe Financial Advisor . 207 N Water St Elizabeth City, NC 27909 252-335-0352 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 5 EDS-5879C-A An Aesop’s Fable A Dove shut up in a cage was boasting of the large number of the young ones which she had hatched. A Crow, hearing her, said: “My good friend, cease from this unreasonable boasting. The larger the number of your family, the greater your cause of sorrow, in seeing them shut up in this prison-house.” Moral of Aesops Fable: “To enjoy our blessings we must have freedom.”