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Huey Long

Fecha de nacimiento: 30. Agosto 1893
Fecha de muerte: 10. Septiembre 1935

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Huey Pierce Long, Jr. , apodado El Pez Rey , fue un gran político estadounidense del estado de Luisiana. Fue miembro del partido demócrata y es conocido por su políticas populistas y radicales. Sirvió como gobernador de Luisiana desde 1928 a 1932 y como senador de este mismo estado de 1932 a 1935.

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Frases Huey Long

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„We swapped the tyrant 3,000 miles away for a handful of financial slaveowning overlords who make the tyrant of Great Britain seem mild.“

—  Huey Long
1933 Congressional Record, 72d Cong, 2d sess., Vol. 76; quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 55.

„Every man a king, but no one wears a crown.“

—  Huey Long
Written on banners used in the 1928 gubernatorial election; quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 39.

„When the United States gets fascism, it will call it anti-fascism.“

—  Huey Long
Originally reported by Robert Cantrell. But years later Cantrell told Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. that that was his own summary of his conversation with Long, not Long's exact words. See They Never Said It by Paul F. Boller and John H. George (1990) https://books.google.com/books?id=6zfnCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA94&dq=when+fascism+comes+to+america,+it+will+be+called+anti-fascism&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjo0sSQ0_TRAhWmwVQKHQ85C9M4KBDoAQguMAQ#v=onepage&q=when%20fascism%20comes%20to%20america%2C%20it%20will%20be%20called%20anti-fascism&f=false. Variant: When the United States gets fascism, it will call it 100 percent Americanism.

„I wonder why he shot me.“

—  Huey Long
Said on September 8, 1935 on his way to the hospital following being shot outside the State Capitol; quoted in Harry T. Williams, Huey Long (Vingtage Books/Random House, 1969), p. 866.

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„Quote me as saying that that Imperial bastard will never set foot in Louisiana, and that when I call him a sonofabitch I am not using profanity, but am referring to the circumstances of his birth.“

—  Huey Long
When the head of the Ku Klux Klan, Hiram W Evans, threatened to campaign against Long in Louisiana; quoted in "Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression," Alan Brinkley. Random House Digital: 2011.

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