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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Sad to say, Gross’s predictions and warnings have joined those of the distopian novelists; they have been taken as a roadmap, not a warning.
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Paperbackpages. The Christian Right and the War on America. Start reading Friendly Fascism on your Kindle in under a minute. While the historical context of the book is not up to date, the analysis is still very relevant.
Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America by Bertram M. Gross
Refresh and try again. Dec 26, Joel Ontiveros rated it really liked it Shelves: They wrote this leftish Jeremiad in the early s. The New York Review of Books.
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.
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Friendly Fascism The New Face of Power in America by Bertram Gross
Sure, these are summaries, but one might get a better appreciation of classical fascist doctrine from any number of other places; and something like Wealth and Democracy is far superior at tracking the US upper-upper class.
Jan 27, Jay added it. 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. I read about two-thirds of it and skimmed the other third since it was slightly out of date. The book appears to be written for academics which always are hard reading for lay people.
The author was an insider in the government during those days, so thanks to that, we also get a pretty good context and descriptions This book is a little fasciem in some parts and even though the editor did a good job I think he could’ve done better.
This provocative and original look at current trends in the United States presents a grim forecast of a possible totalitarian future.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The book is a great source to feel and understand the zeitgeist due to it was first published almost 30 years ago. Write a customer review. The countervailing forces that friendlh 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.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. C F rated it really liked it Apr 27, 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.
Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Greyshirts Ossewabrandwag. The writing also is a little academic, which slows it down in parts.
Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America
The ideas in it are not new to me – they have been picked up by other, later, writers like Chris Hedges. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I suggest Manufacturing Consent as to media politics, Killing Hope: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Conversely the theory that government should run business Thinking through it, it’s almost as though the main distinction is that there is no fuhrerprinzip as the actual political leaders are mostly irrelevant in friendly fascism–so the electorate mignt vote all they want on politicians who aren’t in control of anything important.
The text is broadly leftwing, though it engages in sectarian bickering with “dogmatic marxists” on numerous occasions.