The Wizard of Oz– a parable on Populism?

This is a link (http://www.amphigory.com/oz.htm) to the article that theorized that the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum was actually an extended allegory about Populism.

Was Wm. Jennings Bryan the Cowardly Lion, because he opposed imperialism?

Who was the Wicked Witch of the East?

Who represented Coxey’s Army?

Who’s the Wizard?

Is the Emerald City really green?

Whoa.

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