United States 1940-1942: What If? On Philip Roth's The Plot against America (Futures of Yesteryear)

This article is published in Futuribles journal no.309, juin 2005

This article presents the uchronia imagined by Philip Roth in his recent novel, The Plot against America (London: Jonathan Cape, 2004, 391 pp), a look back at the years 1940-1942 in the United States, drawing on a mixture of his own experience and various real events of the time. What would have happened if Charles Lindbergh had run for President in 1940 and had won against Roosevelt? Would the United States have played the same role in the Second World War?
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