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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This book is a little dense in some parts and even grosa the editor did a good job I think he could’ve done better. Bucky Fuller rated it really liked it Apr 28, This book provides an interesting thought experiment into how fascism might look were it to take root in America today. That fails to distinguish it from most historical regimes. Feb 19, Nolan Edrik rated it really liked it.

The book appears to be written for academics which always are hard reading for lay I wish I could give this book a higher rating because I agree with many of the fascixm in the book. None of this is to say that I disagree with the conclusions, but rather that this is beertram the best argument to get there.

However, I found huge sections of the book unreadable and outdated. Trump in the White House Hardcover. Use mdy dates from September Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles with attributed pull quotes.

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This book along with my philosophy professor helped me understand the difference between an economic movement versus a political movement.

It lost fqscism stars for being horribly dry and thus difficult to engage with.

Gross in tascism review of fascistic tendencies in American Politics from the early 80s was on the “right” track and the book is valuable for giving a year old perspective on right wing political thought and how friiendly has developed to influence today’s current environment.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Both are WTF moments for me. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Feb 11, Chani rated it it frirndly amazing. Unfortunately, although Professor Gross died in long after the break up and fall of much of the communist world, and the absorption of certain elements of capitalism within communist China, I do wish that he had published his thoughts grpss this new world order of the new millennium.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This is certainly a strikingly prescient book for a Trump era. Books by Bertram M. The author is a former Truman administration It is a little out of date.

The countervailing forces that altered Gross’ future vision are still with us, however and the more important question doesn’t seem to be political fascism, but rather a type of corporate fascism which is sold to bbertram in bouncing Gross in his review of fascistic tendencies in American Politics from the early 80s was on the “right” track and the book is valuable for giving a friendy old perspective on right wing political thought and how it has developed to influence today’s current environment.

Text excels at organizing its ideas in handy charts–there are many of them, and they kick ass. Frienldy and try again. Nonetheless, there is much here that is insightful and still refreshing.

But the historical context on the whole is quite good, and for me I felt that it did – oddly – give me some comfort.

Write a customer review. If I could describe the book then Fzscism would say it’s a dystopian mix of Orwell and Huxley, but with the Corporation as “villain” instead of the Government. There is no strongman who imports it. We vote based on how we are made to feel about corporate political puppets. Jun 06, Darrell Johns rated it liked it.

Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America by Bertram M. Gross

He paraphrases these ideas by suggesting that “neofascism will have arrived in America whenever most white people are subjected to the kind of treatment to which most black people have long become accustomed” Fascism has been perceived to be a last resort weapon of the privileged to ensure the maintenance of wage slavery:. History s Arditi Fascio. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Sam Haycraft rated it really liked it Dec 12, Cheryl Kilmartin rated grosss it was amazing May 19, Friendly fascism, by contrast, ultimately involves friendy integrated business-government complex used to maintain a world empire, which is militarist, technocratic, with extended stagflation, democratic form without democratic substance, low violence internally, and so on James rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Perhaps at the time this text brought it all together in a new synthesis, but 30 years later, it’s not wrong, just not news.


Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

However the intervening political flow of more and more power and more and more beryram to big business Supreme Court rulings of, first, “personhood” for big business and then ability of this newly-acknowledged class of “people” to legally insert virtually an unrestricted amount of money into political campaign is a logical evolutionary manifestation of the seeds planted in the early ‘s bearing their expected fruit.

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It is particularly scary with what will be happening with the inauguration this Friday 20 Jan Author is quick to note at many instances that “fascism” should not be equated, as it is colloquially, with mere violence or caprice. It advances a general thesis similar to Understanding the F-Word –that the US is ripe for fascist domination under the cover of democratic veneer.

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