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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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” 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.

Trivia About Friendly Fascism The Politics of Us and Them Hardcover. Retrieved September 19, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book gives the reader some understanding of Fascism and its history, so that the reader can identify and resist the Fascism of corporativism.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Fgiendly book examines the history of fascism and based on the growth of big business and big government describes possible political scenarios for a future United States. Some inconsistent oddities, such as the call to “true patriotism” in the conclusion ff and the admission that the author is “afraid of blind anti-fascism” in the introduction 4.


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 yross new world order of the new millennium. 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 yross political campaign is a logical evolutionary manifestation of the seeds planted in the early ‘s bearing their expected fruit.

Rather, fascism always comes from within, based on emotional appeals to the common man, and slowly erodes democratic institutions that are easily overcome. Jan 12, Juneko rated it liked it Shelves: The levels feiendly violence externally are basically the same in the world empire, though, when compared to classical fascism; there’d just be no holocausts–just bombings, police actions, and whatnot.

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Quotes from Friendly Fascism This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat In addition, there is much that is dated about this book his concentration on the 2nd world communism, which makes sense for the times, but has declined in relevance, with the marked exception of China and a few remarks are questionable and irrelevant e.

However, I found huge sections of the book unreadable and outdated. Is easier than you think to lose what freedoms you have!! Write a customer review. The text is broadly leftwing, though it engages in sectarian bickering with “dogmatic marxists” on numerous occasions.

Feb 11, Chani rated it it was amazing. Start reading Friendly Fascism on your Ggoss in under a minute. Just started this one, it’s “research” for my own novel.


I would’ve loved this when I was at university. It is particularly scary with what will be happening with the inauguration this Friday 20 Jan Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. 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.

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

I for one thought the public was receiving 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 never comes from outside. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: None of this is fross say that I disagree with the conclusions, but rather that this is not the best argument to get there.

Gross demonstrates the differences between classical fascism and contemporary fascism. Return to Book Page. More recently inthe book prompted the following response from Michael Moore right after Donald Trump was elected President: English Choose a language for shopping.

History s Arditi Fascio. There is, vriendly, no national institution left that can accurately be described as democratic.