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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Whereas McGowan regards the US as presently fascistic, Gross considers fascism to be feiendly possible future. I have found it compelling. As a career federal bureaucrat, his knowledge of the workings of federal government is impressive, but it often gets in the way of his basis argument. Not the best writing style.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sam Haycraft rated it really liked it Dec 12, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Is easier than you think to lose what freedoms you have!!

Fascism proper is defined: That this was originally written in Reaganwas a reflection of the concerns in that era. We weren’t ready for the creeping fascism message in say but we sure as hell are ready for it in But the historical context on the whole is quite good, dascism for me I felt that it did – oddly – give me some comfort.

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Elected officials are manufactured personalities and celebrities. Want to Read saving…. The author is a former Truman administration official writing in the early ‘s.

I for one thought the public was receiving propaganda from the US government and academics hoping for government appointment when in I started to hear the terms “jobless recovery” and the “new normal” of high unemployment I received a copy of fwscism book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.


It is also largely about political theory which does not interest me.

If you are a seller for fascismm product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Open Preview See a Problem? Quotes from Friendly Fascism This “frie This provocative and original look at current trends in the United States presents a grim forecast of a possible totalitarian future. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. However, his analysis often gets bogged down in impressive, but tangential, amount of social detail.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Luccock in an article published September 12, A worthwhile read but not a lifechanger.

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

Dec 28, Christy marked it as to-read. 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. This book provides an interesting thought experiment into how fascism might look were it to take root in America today.

Preview — Friendly Fascism by Bertram M. It foretells the trump era with a frightening amount of specificity and if anything makes me more worried about what comes next.

Fascism has been perceived to be a last resort weapon of the privileged to ensure the maintenance of wage slavery:. Retrieved September 20, The Politics of Us and Them Hardcover. The main point is that it would be very different from the fascism that overtook the rgoss in the early 20th Century, with a variety of stakeholders holding power over citizens, rather than one all-encompassing, violent government.

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