Good alternate fiction has the effect of waking one from complacency, because it
shows us how the lives that we live (and on the whole take for granted) are
a result of an endless series of events through history; and if any single
one of these events had been different the world we live in would be
different. The logical extrapolation from this is that if such a small
change in the past could have such radical consequences, what of the endless
decisions made daily by governments and individuals today - what path are they
leading us down, and is it the best path?
The Plot Against America is just such a book. Aviation hero, and vocal Aryan supremacist, Charles Lindbergh defeats Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election on a peace-with-Hitler platform, because the majority of voters fear that FDR plans to bring the US into the war in Europe. ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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