by Bertram Gross. A look at corporate authoritarianism that William Shirer called “ the best thing I’ve ever seen on how America might go fascist democratically.”. Friendly Fascism has ratings and 17 reviews. sologdin said: I would’ve loved Moore The Iron Heel by Jack London Friendly Fascism by Bertram M. Gross. Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America. New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., , pp. Reviewer: Gregory Shank*.

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The book gives the reader some understanding of Fascism and its history, so that the reader can identify and resist the Fascism of corporativism. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Instead, the dissatisfaction that led to Trump’s election was probably driven by deep dissatisfaction with economic hardship and income inequality that to some extent was a result of fascistic elements already present in our country.

Now, however, it comes across as a bit too speculative, somewhat less rigorous than necessary, substituting inference for analysis of actual statutes and history.

The Politics of Us and Them. No one who cares about the future of democracy can afford to ignore the frightening grosss of Friendly Fascism. I wish I could give this book a higher rating because I agree with many of the ideas in the book. The text is broadly leftwing, though it engages in sectarian bickering with “dogmatic marxists” on numerous occasions. They have been singing this tune for over 35 years.

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C F rated it really liked it Apr 27, Please try again later. Want to Read saving…. I suggest Manufacturing Consent as to media politics, Killing Hope: The book is a great source to feel and understand the zeitgeist due to it was first published almost 30 years ago. They wrote this leftish Jeremiad in the early s. This book was very informative even though, because it was published intoo soon to discuss it specifically about the Reagan regime which was in power at the time I read it.


The book appears to be written fazcism academics which always are hard reading for lay I wish I could give this book a higher rating because I agree rfiendly many of the ideas in the book. Text excels at organizing its ideas in handy charts–there are many of them, and they kick ass. Mary Katherine Reid rated it liked it Apr 26, I suppose that’s alright, as far as it goes. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The author was an insider in the government during those days, so thanks to that, we fasicsm get a pretty good context and descriptions This book is a little dense in some parts and even though the editor did a good job I think bwrtram could’ve done better.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That club that can be formed can permeate the entire fabric of the nation. Preview — Friendly Fascism by Bertram M. Elected officials are manufactured personalities and celebrities. The New York Review of Books. Although aspects of his book are now dated, his warnings are, nonetheless, still trenchant and are thus worth reading as we look forward to a new presidency and much global unrest.

The levels of violence externally are basically bfrtram same in the world empire, though, when compared to classical fascism; there’d just be no holocausts–just bombings, dascism actions, and whatnot. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Not a large problem, as the relative success of communist geopolitics at the time is presented as a factor in the conduct of the US and its ultrarich beneficiaries.


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Still, it’s an interesting read, especially because of the corporate Propaganda themes, its lobbies and strong ties with the government. Gross was showing how many elements of Fascism were firmly embedded in American Society in the s. According to Gross, the move toward fascism is characterized by the unprecedented consolidation of capital with political and military power in manner akin to, but much broader and deeper than, the Military Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned the country about in fascosm farewell address.

Help may come from insiders since “bubbling upward from all levels of the Establishment are longings for fulfilling employment disconnected from consumer exploitationenvironmental degradationor militarism “. Fascism has been perceived to be a last resort weapon of the privileged to ensure the maintenance of wage slavery:.

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Jan 12, Juneko rated it liked it Shelves: The ideas in it are not new to me – they have been picked up by other, later, writers like Chris Hedges. What if, reasons don’t matter? Quotes from Friendly Fascism Dec 28, Christy marked it as to-read. To ask other readers questions about Friendly Fascismplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? Inthe book prompted the following response right after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States: This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat