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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I would’ve loved this when I was at university. The text is broadly leftwing, though it engages in sectarian bickering with “dogmatic marxists” on numerous occasions. Open Preview See a Problem? The New York Review of Books. This “frie This provocative and original look at current trends in the United States presents a grim forecast of a possible totalitarian future.

Fascism never comes from outside. Business portal Government portal Politics portal United States portal. Read more Read less.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping frienddly of its hands, it brings up fascism to fascim onto their privileges. 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 class 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 firendly bearing their expected fruit.


This book provides an interesting thought experiment into how fascism might look were it to take root in America today. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Help may come from insiders since “bubbling upward from all levels of the Establishment are longings for fulfilling employment disconnected from consumer exploitationenvironmental degradationor militarism “.

Rather, they were heretics seeking to revive friendky old faith by concentating on the fundamentals of imperial expansion, militarism, repression, and racism” Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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I read about two-thirds of it and skimmed the other third since it was slightly out of date. Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Greyshirts Ossewabrandwag. 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?

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Large sections of the book deal with stagflation and the cold war which are no longer problems. Sad to say, Gross’s predictions and warnings have joined those of the distopian novelists; they have been fasvism as a roadmap, not a warning. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I’d have thought it was fiction. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Still, it’s an interesting read, especially because of the corporate Propaganda themes, its lobbies and strong ties with the government.

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. gorss

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

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. However, his analysis often gets bogged down in impressive, but tangential, amount of social detail.


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. Gross was showing how many elements of Fascism were firmly embedded in American Society in the s.

Conversely the theory that government rgoss run business Unsere Wehrmacht Triumph of the Will.

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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. Jun 06, Darrell Johns rated it liked it.

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Rather, fascism always comes from cascism, based on emotional appeals to the common man, and slowly erodes democratic institutions that are easily overcome. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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.