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Rachel Maddow is host of the Emmy Award-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, as well as the author of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and Bag Man with Michael Yarvitz. Maddow received a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University and visa mer earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts with her partner artist Susan Mikula. visa färre

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Mary_Charlotte | 10 andra recensioner | Jan 30, 2024 |
(2023) Kirkus: America beat fascism once. Maddow?s timely study of enemies on the homefront urges that we can do so again.

Ahistory of America?s admirers and enablers of the Third Reich, from fellow travelers in Congress to Nazi spies and other enemies of democracy.

Politicians espousing civil war. Radio hosts howling about the liberal domination of culture. Militias training to hunt down Jews, leftists, and Democrats. If it all sounds like a run-up to Jan. 6, 2021, there?s a reason. As MSNBC host Maddow demonstrates in this sharp-edged history, the fascist strain in America runs deep. The author opens her contextually rich narrative with George Sylvester Viereck, whose 1907 novel, The House of the Vampire, ?is seen today by precisely no one as the world?s greatest gay vampire fiction,? though it certainly was a pioneer of the genre. The German-born Viereck was also a Nazi agent who dispensed money to pro-Hitler publications, many of whose talking points found their way into the mouths of politicians on Capitol Hill. Fascists pinned great hopes on Huey Long, who ?ran Louisiana like a mob boss,? but who was assassinated before he could exercise national power. Calvin Coolidge was a milquetoast president; however, as Maddow shows, within his administration were strong anti-immigration advocates, some of whose policies were adopted by the Nazis in Germany. Well-known supporters of fascism included Father Charles Coughlin, who mixed anti?New Deal fervor with antisemitism. ?We want strong men,? said one militant acolyte. ?Men to fight for America?s destiny and link it with the destiny of Adolf Hitler, the greatest philosopher since the time of Christ.? Frightening current-day parallels aside, a web of patriots rose to battle the fascists, taking down the most prominent pro-Nazis, even if many of their elected officials lived on to battle civil rights and other progressive causes.

America beat fascism once. Maddow?s timely study of enemies on the homefront urges that we can do so again.
Pub Date: Oct. 17, 2023

ISBN: 9780593444511

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Crown
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derailer | 10 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |
Maddow writes about the 1930s and early 1940s when isolationism strongly influenced public opinion. In fact, many people in US society thought that maybe the fascists weren't such a bad thing, especially compared to the Communists and the Jews. Antisemitism was rampant, not just in Germany, but in the U.S., too. Some of this was covered in Maddow's podcast, but she goes into more detail here.
mojomomma | 10 andra recensioner | Jan 8, 2024 |
I thought this might be difficult to read but instead, in her usual totally organized way, Maddow works her way through this complicated story of what has been going on in this country for a very long time, even as it continues right through today. Incredible people who have almost been lost in history have tried to put at least a control over what has been happening with the steady rise of fascism world-wide but so frighteningly, in this country. There are so many people who have been involved in one way or another, from powerful political people to people within the justice system, to plain ol' citizens pulled in. What makes people believe what they hear? Why are facts so hard to get through to people instead of the voices full of lies and misinformation? This long story that continues today is just remarkably presented by Maddow. It needs to be read because it is exactly what the title says it is for the country we live in now. How can we work through the present without a much better understanding of our past?… (mer)
nyiper | 10 andra recensioner | Jan 7, 2024 |



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