The Plot Against America
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Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm
The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
Facilitated by Dr. Stella Setka, University Advisor & Fellowship Coordinator
In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, novelist Philip Roth imagines an alternate version of American history.
In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected President. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.
For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America–and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.
Jewish, United States, alternate history, fiction
Jewish Studies | Political Science | United States History
Roth, Philip, "The Plot Against America" (2015). Jewish Studies Sunday Book & Discussion Group. 55.