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Philip Roth

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The Plot Against America is an alternate history novel inspired by the novel It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. The Plot Against America takes place from 1940 to 1942. Charles Lindbergh—a renowned aviator and known anti-Semite—defeats Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election and vows to keep America out of the war against Hitler. Under Lindbergh’s Presidency, anti-Semitism rises in the country and fascist policies begin to take shape. The story is told from the perspective of a young, fictionalized version of the author, Philip Roth. Philip lives with his Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey. The Roths suffer fear and family strife in the face of these frightening sociopolitical events. The novel explores themes of family, anti-Semitism, politics, fascism, and fear.

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