The coming of the American behemoth : the genesis of fascism in the United States, 1920-1940 /

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 fo...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Roberto, Michael Joseph (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Fascism as the dictatorship of capital
  • Part 1. 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? Fascist ideology of businessmen in 1920s America
  • The paradox of capitalist progress, 1922-1929
  • Onset of the 1929 crisis and the pivot toward fascism
  • Part 2. 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.