Generation of Vipers by Philip Wylie (1942) hardcover book

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Philip Wylie - Generation of Vipers

New York: Rinehart, 1942. First edition, thirteenth printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 318 pp. Blue cloth binding. Good condition. Toning to pages. Very nice dust jacket.

Philip Wylie, the world's smartest man, reveals why the "vomitously vulgar" common man is a "yapping barbarian" that "should be politically disenfranchised and not ever be permitted to hold public office," why American women are like viruses, "wheedling, malingering, lecherous puffins" who pass their time skimming money from charities to indulge their alcoholism and "don't have enough sex appeal to budge a hermit ten paces off a rock ledge," why professors are "tweedy morons," why scientists are useless, cars are bad, business is bad, religion is bad, schoolhouses are bad, doctors are bad, liberty is bad, and why he is one of only a "very few" who really understand what's going on.

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