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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 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. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Gross was showing how many elements of Fascism were firmly embedded in American Society in the s. To see what your friends thought of this book, please 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Thinking through it, it’s almost as though the main distinction is that there ftiendly 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.

It is also largely about political theory which does not interest me. There is no doubt that the author was right in some trends, behaviors and descriptions of today, but I think that he was very influenced by the mood and worries of his time, so some of his analysis don’t apply anymore or were wrong.


Mary Katherine Reid rated it liked it Apr 26, Business portal Government portal Politics portal United States portal. That fails to distinguish it from most historical regimes. Want to Read saving…. The Christian Right and the War on America. The Lords of Creation: As old as this book is, it’s remarkably bertrxm. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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

My first bite of the forbidden fruit. Gross demonstrates the differences between classical fascism and contemporary fascism. To ask other readers questions about Friendly Fascismplease sign up.

Unsere Frienfly Triumph of the Will. Lists with This Book. I for one thought the public was bertramm propaganda from the US government and academics hoping for government appointment when in I started to hear the terms “jobless recovery” and the “new normal” of high unemployment I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

Fascism proper is defined: Bertram thinks it’s going to be difficult to fight against this “faceless oligarchy” because the average joe will be prey of the creeping normalcy bias and brainwashed and that the more prepared, informed citizens and even the dissidents will be reduced, deceived and deflected by a co-optation strategy.

The advice against fascism is pretty simple: Jun 19, Fate’s Lady rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Sam Haycraft rated it really liked it Dec 12, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


The text is broadly leftwing, though it engages in sectarian bickering with “dogmatic marxists” on numerous occasions. Jan 12, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: There is, however, no national institution left that can accurately be described as democratic.

Marcus rated it really liked it Mar 16, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. English Choose a language for shopping. There is no strongman who imports it. The writing also is a little academic, which slows it down in parts. The writing also is a little academic, which froendly it d This book provides an interesting thought experiment into how fascism might groes were it to take root in America today.

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. Nonetheless, berhram of his warnings have much relevance bertgam and should be considered. He offers a fascinating analysis of what he views as frienddly slow and steady move toward fascism in the U.

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