We rarely think of fascism as linked monopoly-finance capitalism, operating under the guise of American free enterprise. But, according to Michael Joseph Roberto, this is exactly where fascism’s embryonic forms began in the United States, during the 1920s and the Great Depression of the following decade. Recently, Roberto, author of The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920–1940 spoke to Mitch Jeserich of radio station KPFA’s “Letters and Politics” about the history of fascism in the United States during the New Deal era and its connection to corporate America.
Listen, below, or at KPFA’s Letters and Politics
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