A new television series based on the novel The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick is soon to be released on Amazon video. The events depicted in the book, as well as the show, take place in 1962 in an alternative reality where the Nazis had won the Second World War and then along with the Japanese invaded and conquered America.
The pilot of the show has been available free for some time now, for promotional and screening purposes. Despite being visually well done, it is pretty awful. The world in it, of course, is shown to be a nightmarish dystopia, in line with the mainstream historical narrative that the Nazis were the most evil people who ever lived. Would things really be so bad if the allies had lost that war though, taking into account what, thanks to the internet, are now easily accessible facts about those events and what National Socialism was really all about? Well I guess it depends on who’s asking.