The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America, a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004, twelve years before Donald Trump. It is an alternate history in which Republican candidate Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR in 1940. A prescient novel in which a very popular Lindbergh is blackmailed by Nazi Germany into staying out of WW2 and into  persecution of American Jews. One day, Lindbergh disappears while flying the Spirit of Saint Louis from Louisville, Kentucky to Washington, DC, and the real villain, Lindbergh’s vice president, becomes acting president.

Today, we face a similar situation. A popular president, Donald Trump, was helped into office by the Russians who probably have blackmail material against him. Trump is and will persecute Muslims instead of Jews. And the real villain, Mike Pence, is waiting in the wings to take over once Trump is removed from office as unfit.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh saved the day and the US in the novel. Who will save the day and the US and the world today from Trump/Pence?

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