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Synonyms for totalitarianism

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for totalitarianism

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

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

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The original theorists of totalitarianism were interested primarily in what made totalitarian regimes distinctive and what drove the totalitarian leaders to follow the path of extreme oppression.
To Junger the problem of totalitarianism went beyond the physical violence inflicted by the tyrannical state--it was metaphysical.
Seven are self-contained journeys of exploration into such topics as "Language and Software," "Pseudoscience," and "From Mechanism to Totalitarianism.
Arendt's theoretical construct of totalitarianism united party structure and government, and the brutality of modern dictatorship.
In an echo of Keen's totalitarianism warnings, all attendees wore white t-shirts and caps, like a media and marketing army.
There is also, however, another facet to the totalitarian problematic having to do with the discourse of totalitarianism itself.
Kertesz, himself a Holocaust survivor, indicts not only the destructiveness of totalitarianism but the society that allows these tragedies to happen.
Her reflections on the collapse of the public sphere and the loss of the shared human way of experiencing the world in the face of totalitarian state bureaucracies are no less valuable for confronting the destruction of the welfare state in contemporary western democracies today than they were for addressing the genealogy of totalitarianism in early twentieth-century Europe.
I despise blind acceptance of authority, dictums and received wisdom and am interested in totalitarianism in all forms, including the totalitarianism of pseudo-liberal rhetoric; and aspire to be fair, consistent and honest at all times.
Bulgaria marked Monday for the first time ever the European Day commemorating the victims of the crimes of totalitarianism.
The thrust of the tete-a-tete was whether the massive work was Shostakovich's nationalistic symbol of Russian resistance and defiance to Nazi totalitarianism, or a more general depiction and condemnation of totalitarianism, with the brutality of Stalin as its driving force.
Peter Baehr, Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences.
Addressing a rally here on Saturday, Koirala said that Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Prachanda was veering towards totalitarianism by speaking against democracy.
Wolin's Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism (Princeton University Press).
The day the police are considered to be separate from the rest of the civil community is the day we embark upon the road to totalitarianism and dictatorship.