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The Resource Fascism old and new : American politics at the crossroads, Carl Boggs

Fascism old and new : American politics at the crossroads, Carl Boggs

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Fascism old and new : American politics at the crossroads
Title
Fascism old and new
Title remainder
American politics at the crossroads
Statement of responsibility
Carl Boggs
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Deep historical trends suggest the United States could be moving toward a distinctly novel form of fascism, embracing elements of the historical phenomenon as it appeared in such countries as Italy, Germany, Japan, and Spain while departing in significant ways. A twenty-first century fascism would hardly be revolutionary or totalitarian, as it would involve no dramatic break with the past, following a logic continuity and building on firmaments of entrenched power going back to World War II. This new type of fascist regime would be driven by a tightening confluence of sectoral interests in American society: corporate, state, military, and cultural--interests favoring oligarchy, authoritarianism, the warfare system, and surveillance order within an expanding globalized matrix of power. The dominant historical forces emphasized by such theorists as C. Wright Mills (The Power Elite) and Sheldon Wolin (Democracy, Inc.), an important foundation of this book, have grown stronger and more pervasive across the decades. An integrated power structure has been fueled by new advances in technology, a money-saturated political system, and neoliberal globalism bolstered by the spread of right wing populsim that, among other things, has catapulted Donald Trump into the U.S. presidency. In this book, Carl Boggs explore new political and ideological terrain in systematically considering the prospects for a gradual development of fascism in contemporary American society and, by extension, elsewhere across the advanced industrial world. He persuasively argues that modern fascistic trends, arguably most visible in the U.S., demonstrate a closer affinity with Mussolini's Italy (corporate state) than with the more extreme Nazi German model of tyranny and genocide. A very timely scholarly enterprise, this book will be of interest to students of contemporary radical politics, fascism more broadly, U.S. political history, ideologies and party politics--back cover
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DLC
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Boggs, Carl
Dewey number
320.53/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC481
LC item number
.B524 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fascism
  • Authoritarianism
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Authoritarianism
  • Capitalism
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Fascism
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Faschismus
  • Obrigkeitsstaat
  • Politisches Denken
  • USA
Label
Fascism old and new : American politics at the crossroads, Carl Boggs
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Power in Capitalist Society -- 2. Fascism in History -- 3. The Revival of Authoritarian Politics -- 4. The Permanent Warfare State -- 5. Fascism of a New Type? -- Postscript 1: The Surveillance Society -- Postscript 2: Donald Trump and Fascism
Control code
1015819433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781138485341
Lccn
2017058516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015819433
Label
Fascism old and new : American politics at the crossroads, Carl Boggs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Power in Capitalist Society -- 2. Fascism in History -- 3. The Revival of Authoritarian Politics -- 4. The Permanent Warfare State -- 5. Fascism of a New Type? -- Postscript 1: The Surveillance Society -- Postscript 2: Donald Trump and Fascism
Control code
1015819433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781138485341
Lccn
2017058516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015819433

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