Some historians, such as Henry M. Littlefield in American Quarterly, have suggested that Baum modeled the Cowardly Lion after politician William Jennings Bryan, or politicians in general.
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“Religion means goal and way, politics implies end and means. The political end is recognizable by the fact that it may be attainedin successand its attainment is historically recorded. The religious goal remains, even in mans highest experiences, that which simply provides direction on the mortal way; it never enters into historical consummation.”
—Martin Buber (18781965)