Quotation by Federal Writers' Project Of The Wor

If we should swap a good library for a second-rate stump speech and not ask for boot, it would be thoroughly in tune with our hearts. For deep within each of us lies politics. It is our football, baseball, and tennis rolled into one. We enjoy it; we will hitch up and drive for miles in order to hear and applaud the vitriolic phrases of a candidate we have already reckoned we'll vote against.
Federal Writers' Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Mississippi: A Guide to the Magnolia State (The WPA Guide to MIssissippi), p. 8, in "White Folkways," Viking Press (1938).
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