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Rising Fascism in Movies: The Plot Against America | History in Movies

April 22, 2020

The HBO series "The Plot Against America", whose last episode aired on Monday April 20th, depicts the political rise of a Trump-like figure in the US during the early stages of WWII. In our podcast, Gil and Rutger discuss why this series hit us so hard. Family stories, our worries about the present, and the fragility of democratic systems come together in this review. We do say "triggered" a lot. Unintentionally, but there simply wasn't a better word. There are no spoilers in this review, but we do note that the series is based on the book by the same name by Philip Roth (2004).

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