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Synonyms for authoritarianism

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for authoritarianism

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

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The second group of essays, entitled 'The Legacy of National Socialism', examine, among other things, the totalitarian experience in Nazi Germany, the distinctions between authoritarianism and totalitarianism and the problems of the German resistance to Hitler.
He spends pages arguing that George Gipp never asked Knute Rockne to win one for the Gipper and that Jeanne Kirkpatrick didn't invent the distinction between authoritarianism and totalitarianism.
And, in this sense, I believe, the psychological lynching campaign targeting GE-l is just another worrisome sign of how Turkey is slipping into authoritarianism and totalitarianism.