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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They have been singing this tune for over 35 years. For those of us struggling to come to grips with what is happening in the US, this book is illuminating and well worth reading. They wrote this leftish Jeremiad in the early s.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Still, it’s an interesting read, especially because of the corporate Propaganda themes, its lobbies and strong ties with the government.

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” This “frie This provocative and original look at current trends in the United States presents a grim forecast of a afscism totalitarian future.

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


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

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Jun 19, Fate’s Lady rated it liked it Shelves: The Lords of Creation: Rather, fascism always comes from within, based on emotional appeals to the common man, and slowly erodes freindly institutions that are easily overcome. Return to Book Page. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Author is quick to note at many instances that “fascism” should not be equated, as it is colloquially, with mere violence or caprice.

To ask other readers questions about Friendly Fascismplease sign up. According to Gross, the move toward fascism is characterized by the unprecedented consolidation of capital with political and military power in manner akin to, but much broader and deeper than, the Military Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned the country about in his farewell address.

Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

Illuminates the increasing collusion between Big Government and Big Business to “manage” our society in the interests of the elite. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. History s Arditi Fascio. There is no strongman who imports it.

Text excels at organizing its ideas in handy charts–there are many of them, and they kick ass. 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.


I think there is ambiguity in the term fascism, and hopefully one day it will be properly defined. The advice against fascism is pretty simple: 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.

Is easier than you think to lose what freedoms you have!! I suggest Manufacturing Consent as to media politics, Killing Hope: Retrieved September 19, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Dec 28, Christy marked it as to-read. That fails to distinguish it from most historical regimes. Feb 11, Chani rated it it was amazing.

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The author was an insider in the government during begtram days, so thanks to that, we also get a pretty good context and descriptions of that time. James rated it it was amazing Mar 16, The Politics of Us and Them. It confirms my belief that most people don’t change much but the times certainly do and the conditions that make a person’s message resonate are bigger than any individual.