Thanksgiving Is Ruined
July 10, 2003
"The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism"
Soon the Woodman was all tin. . . . In this way Eastern witchcraft dehumanized a simple laborer so that the faster and better he worked the more quickly he became a kind of machine. Here is a Populist view of evil Eastern influences on honest labor which could hardly be more pointed.
Henry M. Littlefield's classic 1964 essay can be found here.
A 1994 essay about the essay can be found here.