Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

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South End Press, 1980 - Political Science - 410 pages
Widely acclaimed and hotly debated, this provocative and original look at current trends in the United States presents a grim forecast of a possible totalitarian future--a book that "offers a very clear exposition of where America is, and how we got there" (William Shirer).
 

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Friendly Fascism details the insidious and relentless alignment of business interests with government action regardless of the harm done to a nation's populace. Prof. Gross's work foreshadowed the appointment of GWB President, the invasion of Iraq, SCOTUS's Citizens United decision, the Gramm-Leach-Biley Act, the global financial industry's CDO swindle, the rise of the Koch Brothers and the continued impoverishment of the global population as a miniscule subset enjoy wealth at a level never before seen. 

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I own this book, and can honestly say that Kirkus review is just a sad pathetic excuse. Read it for yourself

Contents

The Roots of Friendly Fascism
9
The Takeoff Toward a New Corporate Society
32
The Mysterious Establishment
54
The Castles of Power The UltraRich The Corporate Overseers
90
The Side Effects of Success
98
Work Community
116
Old Crises in New Forms
139
The Unfolding Logic
161
Incentives for System Acceptance
280
The Ladder of Terror
294
The Rungs of Violence Precision Purging Forceful Confrontation
309
Through Liberation to Repression Drugs Religion of Some
318
The Myths of Determinism
331
It Couldnt Happen Inevitability It Will Happen
337
True Democracy
339
The Democratic Logic in Action
355

Making the Most of Crises Consolidating Power The Cat Feet
168
From Floundering Establishment to SuperAmerica Inc
185
Friendly Fascist Economics
209
More Stagflation More Money Moving Upward An Abundance
225
Integrating Separate Branches Friendly Fascist Federalism
251
A Good Neighbor in a New World Order Democratizing
372
Notes
389
About the Author
403
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