“The Year of Peril” Whose Ideas will Prevail

One of the questions Tracy Campbell asks in The Year of Peril as he explores America in the year after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, is “Whose ideas will prevail?” In a typewritten, double- spaced essay of no less than 5 pages, survey the various ideas he investigates, and the answers Campbell finds about America in 1942. Are there parallels to America in 2021? Discuss.