July 25, 2013

To the Wizard of Oz, a Son?

I just saw the following Thomas Paine quote:
“something kept behind a curtain, about which there is a great deal of bustle and fuss, and a wonderful air of seeming solemnity; but when, by any accident, the curtain happens to be open and the company see what it is, they burst into laughter.”
It's actually from Mike Marqusee's post titled, Thomas Pain on the "master fraud" of monarchy.

I assumed that, L.Frank Baum, the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz must have been influenced by Thomas Paine but apparently not, not according to two Wikipedia entries here and here, anyway.


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