American Carnage and Philip Roth

Sometime ago I was on a Philip Roth binge.  He is a great writer, most famous for “Portnoy’s Complaint.” This is a laugh-out-loud book and won him many kudos. Trump’s inaugural speech and dystopian view of America and American carnage reminded me of a different Philip Roth novel, called “The Plot Against America” which at the time seemed completely dark and impossible.  The plot was based on an alternative American history, a history where Nazi sympathizer, Charles Lindbergh, was elected president in 1940.  I had forgotten the “America First” association with American isolationism prior to WW II, but was reminded of it by this post from Blog for Arizona.

Pick up “A Plot Against America” by Philip Roth. It will stimulate a lot of thinking about America First and our future.