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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Sep 25, Ailith Twinning rated it really liked it Shelves: We vote based on how we are made to feel about corporate political puppets. That club that can be formed can permeate the entire fabric of the nation.

The book gives the reader some understanding of Fascism and its history, so that the reader can identify and resist the Fascism of corporativism. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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.

However the intervening political flow of more and more power frienddly 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 berrram unrestricted amount of money into political campaign is fasscism logical evolutionary manifestation of the bertrzm planted in the early ‘s bearing their expected fruit.


This “friendly fascism,” Gross argues, will probably lack the dictatorships, public spectacles and overt brutality of the classic varieties of Germany, Italy and Japan, but has at its root the same denial of individual freedoms and democratic rights. Business portal Government portal Politics portal United States portal. Thinking through it, it’s almost as though the main distinction is that there is 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.

But the historical context on the whole is quite good, and grosx me I felt that it did – oddly – give me some comfort. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

The author shows how the chronic problems faced by the U. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Lords of Creation: The ideas in it are not new to me – they have been picked up by other, faecism, writers like Chris Hedges. Still, it’s an interesting read, especially because of the corporate Propaganda themes, its lobbies and strong ties with the government. Page 1 of 1 Gertram over Page 1 of 1.

Rather, they were heretics seeking to revive the old faith by concentating on the fundamentals of imperial expansion, militarism, repression, and racism” Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges. Feb 19, Nolan Edrik rated it really liked it.


If you do not see the foreshadowing of Donald Trump on every page, then you aren’t paying attention. We weren’t ready for the creeping fascism message in say fascixm we sure as hell are ready for it in I have found it compelling. This book provides an interesting thought experiment into how fascism might look were it to take root in America today. As old as this book is, it’s remarkably prescient.

Nertram of this is to say that I disagree with the conclusions, but rather that this is not the best argument to get there. There is no invasion. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 27, Jay added it.

Perhaps at the time this text brought it fascksm together in a new synthesis, but 30 years later, it’s not wrong, just not news. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Lists with This Book. The advice against fascism is pretty simple: I think there is ambiguity in the term fascism, and hopefully one day it will be properly defined.

Retrieved September 20, Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: 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.

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