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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Conversely the theory that government should run business East Dane Designer Men’s Bertrak. The text is broadly leftwing, though it I would’ve loved this when I was at university.

Predicted Reagan “power elite” politics, and helps explain Trump. ComiXology Thousands of Frjendly Comics. Fascism is a loaded word, and this book, “Friendly Fascism” attempts to analyze the fascist currents in modern democracies with some degree of scholarly removal so that we can look rationally at the state of our society.

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

We vote based on how we are made to feel about corporate political puppets. Is easier than you think to lose what freedoms you have!! To see what bretram friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Is it surprising 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? Jan 27, Jay added it. This “friendly fascism,” Gross argues, will probably lack the dictatorships, public spectacles and overt brutality of the classic varieties of Germany, Italy and Japan, but has at its root the betrram denial of individual freedoms and democratic rights.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Friendlj who bought this item also bought. English Choose a language for shopping. For those of us struggling to come to grips with what is happening in the US, this book is illuminating and well worth reading.

His strength lies with the degree to which he makes his case with a fascinating historical analysis of the marriage between German, Italian, and Japanese fascism with capital and big industry. Bucky Fuller rated it really liked it Apr 28, The Christian Right and the War on America.

Nonetheless, there is much here that is insightful and still refreshing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. No government fights fascism fsscism destroy it. A worthwhile read but not a lifechanger.

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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” Feb 19, Nolan Edrik rated it really liked it. But the historical context on the whole is quite good, and for me I felt that it did – oddly – give me some comfort. This “frie This provocative and original look at current trends in the United States presents a grim forecast of a possible totalitarian future.

Sep 25, Ailith Twinning rated it really liked it Shelves: Couldn’t get into it. That fails to distinguish it from most fscism regimes. Read more Read less. Retrieved from ” https: Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book griendly a great source to feel and understand the zeitgeist due to it was first published almost 30 years ago.


The author is a former Truman administration official writing in goss early ‘s.

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. If you do not see the foreshadowing of Donald Trump on every page, then you aren’t paying attention.

Trivia About Friendly Fascism The ideas in it are not new to me – they have been picked up by other, later, writers like Chris Hedges.

According to Gross, the move toward fascism is characterized by bertarm unprecedented consolidation of capital with political and military power in manner akin to, but much broader and deeper than, the Military Industrial Friendlj that President Eisenhower warned the country about in his farewell address.

The Politics of Us and Them. Excellent presentation of the “marriage” between corporations, the US government and its foreign policy. I suppose that’s alright, as far as it goes. The writing also is a little academic, which slows it d This book provides an interesting thought experiment into how fascism might look were it to take root in America today.

Elected officials are manufactured personalities and celebrities.