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9780595186402

Understanding the F-Word American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion

Understanding the F-Word American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion
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  • ISBN-13: 9780595186402
  • ISBN: 0595186408
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated

AUTHOR

McGowan, David L.

SUMMARY

By offering a radical review of the last one hundred years of US history, this work is intended as a counterpoint to the rampant revisionism of the flurry of books glorifying the "American Century". Beginning with the rather bold and decidedly controversial assertion that the current political system in place in the United States at the dawn of the twenty-first century is fascism, the first part of this book attempts to justify that claim by first defining exactly what fascism is - correcting various widely-held misconceptions - and then analyzing how closely we as a nation conform to that definition. Also included is a review of some of the hidden history and key events of World War II. Part II offers a retrospective of the twentieth century American presidential administrations, to demonstrate that the steady and inexorable march towards overt fascism was a defining characteristic that remained unchanged. The final section looks at the still very much alive eugenics movement, and analyzes the role played by the psychiatric establishment in validating the fascist state. This book will surely find no shortage of detractors, but if read with an open mind, it just may change the way you view the world.McGowan, David L. is the author of 'Understanding the F-Word American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion', published 2001 under ISBN 9780595186402 and ISBN 0595186408.

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