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 author was an insider in the government during those days, so thanks to that, we also get a pretty good context and descriptions of that time. Would you like to tell us frienvly a lower price?
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The books does have some good points, which I thought would be better served as a selection from the book in an anthology of some kind. Return to Book Page. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
James rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Trivia About Friendly Fascism Both are WTF moments for me. Begins with a schematic account of “classical fascism”followed by a discussion of corporate power and the ultrarich in the US.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The book gives the reader some understanding of Fascism and its history, so that the reader can identify and resist the Fascism of corporativism.
A worthwhile read but not a lifechanger. Dec 28, Christy marked it as to-read. Read reviews that mention friendly fascism bertram gross years ago donald trump cold war big business well worth united states read this book new world gross was in his analysis liberal fascism big government relevant today book is well written reading this book country book political reagan theory.
Thereafter follows a number of chapters that rehearse, in somewhat speculative form, the now-standard critiques of trilateralism, corporate media, CIA thuggery, workplace exploitation techniques, sexual repression, and other elements of domination that the leftwing has been challenging for decades.
Der Sieg des Glaubens Tag der Freiheit: Bricoleur David Soul rated it liked it Apr 19, 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 on this new world order of the new millennium.
Just started this one, it’s “research” for my own novel.
Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America
When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges. 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” It foretells the trump era with a frightening amount of specificity and if anything makes me more worried about what comes next.
These texts are mentioned for comparative or speculative purposes–which makes for lively writing, but not convincing historical or economic argument. 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.
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Is it friendpy that this obscure book is suddenly number two in sales in its category as this review is being written one week after the election of Donald Trump? The book is a great source to feel and understand the zeitgeist due to it was first published almost 30 years ago.
Now, however, it comes across as a bit too speculative, somewhat less rigorous than necessary, substituting inference for analysis of actual statutes and history.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I give kudos to the idea of the series the Forbidden Bookshelf because sometimes I do feel that corporate America is controlling the information we receive.
Instead, the beertram 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. That club that can be formed can permeate the entire fabric of the nation. If one were to apply Gross’s analysis one might say that the election of Trump was not the election of a potential Fascist to turn American Society Fascist.
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bbertram 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 us 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 year old perspective on right wing political thought and how it has developed to influence today’s current environment.
Couldn’t get into it. 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. Inthe book prompted the following response fascisn after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States: The advice against fascism is pretty simple: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
I suggest Manufacturing Consent bertraam to media politics, Killing Hope: Elected officials are manufactured personalities and celebrities. Predicted Reagan “power elite” politics, and helps explain Trump.
I have found it compelling. Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Greyshirts Ossewabrandwag. The New Face of Power in America capsule review “. Read more Read less. This book along with my philosophy professor helped me understand the difference between an economic movement versus a political movement.