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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Showing of 48 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It is particularly scary with what will be happening with the inauguration this Friday 20 Jan Conversely the theory that government should run business Fascism, in its own right, does not demand ultra-nationalism, imperialism nor the suppression of the population, but it does lend itself towards it when power and money are concentrated in so few people.
That club that can be formed can permeate the entire fabric of the nation. That this was originally written in Reaganwas a reflection of the concerns in that era.
However the intervening political flow of more and more power and more and more status to big business Supreme Court rulings of, first, “personhood” for big business and then ability of this newly-acknowledged bertrqm of “people” to legally insert virtually an unrestricted amount of money into political campaign is a logical evolutionary manifestation of the seeds planted in the early ‘s bearing their expected fruit.
Luccock in an article published September 12, 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. We are closer than ever to becoming the world’s worst state.
The author is a former Truman administration Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Fascism never comes from outside. There is no invasion. There is no strongman who imports it. Rather, fascism always comes from within, based on emotional appeals to the common man, and slowly erodes democratic institutions that are easily overcome. The author is a former Truman administration official writing in the early ‘s. If you do not see the foreshadowing of Donald Trump on every page, friendlj you aren’t paying attention.
Not the best writing style. Is easier than you think to lose what freedoms you have!! 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?
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. Gross was showing how many elements of Fascism were firmly embedded in American Society in the s. While the historical context of the book fgiendly not up to date, the analysis is still very relevant. The book gives the reader some understanding of Fascism and its history, so that the reader can identify and resist the Fascism of corporativism.
If one were to apply Gross’s analysis one might say that friehdly election of Trump was not the election of a potential Fascist to turn Grsos Society Fascist. 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.
For those of us struggling to come to grips with what is friend,y in the US, this book is illuminating and well worth reading. I have found it compelling. The ideas in it are not new to me – they have been picked up by other, later, writers like Chris Hedges.
But the historical context on the whole is quite good, and for me I felt that it did – oddly – give me bertraam comfort. See all 48 reviews.
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