….There’s a plot afoot all right, and I’ll gladly name the forces propelling it – hysteria, ignorance, malice, stupidity, hatred and fear. What a repugnant spectacle our country has become! Falsehood, cruelty and madness everywhere, and brute force waiting to finish us off……… To having enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without uttering a single word of truth.’

PHILIP ROTH.    The Plot Against America.