It’s amazing how often history reports itself in things both small and large.
I recently ran across one of the small things in this passage from Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here:
“Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut ‘Liberty cabbage’ and somebody actually proposed calling German measles ‘Liberty measles’?” (Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here (2005 ed.) p. 17, originally published in 1935.)
Can I interest you in some “freedom fries”?