'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel

'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel

New York (AFP) - US author Philip Roth certainly could never have imagined Donald Trump's presidency when he wrote "The Plot Against America." But a new TV adaptation of his bleak 2004 novel, which envisions an alternate history of a fascist United States, certainly suggests a link between fantasy and the current political reality.David Simon, creator of the acclaimed drug-crime saga "The Wire," got the blessing of Roth -- who died in 2018 -- before launching into the six-episode HBO series. "If you read the novel, it's startling how allegorical it is to our political moment," Simon said in an...


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