Phillip Roth’s excellent The Plot Against America was published in 2004. It’s never felt more unsettling than now, which makes it the perfect time to adapt it for the small screen. The Plot Against America is set in an alternate universe where Charles Lindbergh of the America First party runs for President against Franklin Roosevelt in 1940. “Everyone sees who he is,” one character says in the trailer, almost as though to reassure himself that an anti-Semitic man would never be elected President of the United States.
Lindbergh is elected President of the United States.
Lindberg strikes a deal with Hitler to stay out of the war, and things start to get very uncomfortable for Jews in America. When Lindbergh disappears, guess who gets the blame?
The Man in the High Castle on Amazon was crap. This looks chilling as hell, and maybe the kick in the ass this country needs ahead of the 2020 election.
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