unraveling the plot against america

For those of you who weren’t at the April meeting of the Ypsi-Arbor Progressive Reading Club, the book we’ll be discussing next time out is Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.” As it’s fiction, it’s a bit of a departure from the course we’ve been on, but the consensus of the dozen or so people that came to the last meeting was that we could use a little change of pace.

“The Plot Against America,” for those of you unfamiliar with the concept the book is built around, imagines the presidential campaign of the isolationist and pro-Nazi aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1940, his victory against FDR, and America’s pursuant drift toward fascism. For a more substantive review, check out Paul Berman’s piece piece in The New York Times.

As for the next meeting, it will be the evening of Thursday, May 12, from 7:00 to 9:00. The location has yet to be decided upon, but I’ll post something shortly. In the meantime, if you’ve read the book and have suggestions for discussion questions, let me know.

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