Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23, 2011: 70 years since Lindbergh's Congressional Testimony

On this date, 1941 aviator Charles Lindbergh testifies before congress and urges the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

What a change this would have brought to society and our modern world?

Phillip Roth explored this idea of Charles Lindbergh being a president of the US and having more hospitable relationships with Hitler in his revisionist history novel The Plot Against America.

Some related ideas to blog:
1. What events in history of the past 100 years do you find the post important?
2. What political relationships in retrospect are super positive for the country you live or which bounds do you wish were weaker?
3. Charles Lindbergh is an important "character" from the early/mid twentieth century. What associations about him are the strongest for you?
4. What's your thoughts on revisionist history novels like The Plot Against America that tell the past in different ways?

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