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Author Roberto, Michael Joseph, author
Title The coming of the American behemoth : the origins of fascism in the United States, 1920-1940 / Michael Joseph Roberto
Imprint New York : Monthly Review Press, [2018]
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 RCHSS Library  E743 R57 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400652621
 人文社會聯圖  E743 .R57 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020593489
Descript 463 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-447) and index
Introduction: Fascism as the dictatorship of capital -- The germ of fascism in the prosperous 1920s -- The wonders of American capitalism in the new era -- Fascist processes in capitalist accumulation -- The spectacle of prosperity and necessity of spin -- Every man a capitalist? ascist ideology of businessmen in 1920s America -- The paradox of capitalist progress, 1922-1929 -- Onset of the 1929 crisis and the pivot toward fascism -- The general crisis and embryonic fascism in the 1930s -- "Years of the locust" and the call for a Mussolini -- The New Deal as a transition to fascism? -- "A smokescreen over America" -- The class character of embryonic American fascism -- Roosevelt on fascism and the false dichotomy of good vs. bad capitalism -- The seminal work of Robert A. Brady on fascism in the business system -- Conclusion: Fascism and the problem of American exceptionalism
"The Coming of the American Behemoth" is intended as a primer, to forge much-needed discourse on the nature of fascism, and its particular forms within the United States. Drawing from a range of authors who wrote during the 1930s and early 1940s, Michael Joseph Roberto examines how the driving force of American fascism comes, not from reactionary movements below, but from the top, namely, Big Business and the power of finance capital"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Fascism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Fascism -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Big business -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
Alt Title Origins of fascism in the United States, 1920-1940
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