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The Plot Against America and the Terror of the Unforeseen Part Two: The Case of the Missing Leg

“There was no system for managing so sinister a mess.”[i]My post today follows up on my previous one from November 28th.  Recalling that post, The Plot Against America is a fiction in the form of an alternate history. In it, the novelist Philip Roth considers what would have happened had Charles Lindbergh, buoyed by the America First movement, won the presidency over FDR in 1940. The novel is the story of the turmoil experienced by a Jewish American family in Newark, New Jersey as creeping fascism sets in over several months from 1941 to 1942. Roughly, the mood in the Read more