Philip Roth on “The Plot Against America”

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InPhilip Roth’snovel“The Plot Against America,” Roth imagines what would have happened if the aviation hero — and Nazi sympathizer — Charles Lindberg had defeated Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 election. In the book, an 8-year-old boy named Philip Roth watches as the U.S. sits out of World War II and anti-Semitism flourishes in America. Philip Roth talks with Kurt Andersen about what inspired him to rewrite reality.

(Originally aired November 6, 2004)

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