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Synonyms for authoritarianism

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

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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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Part one's final two chapters show how two late modernists, the sociologist David Riesnian and the psychoanalyst Norman Brown, differed from high modernists and paralleled Burke through their responses to authoritarianism and totalitarianism. Sociologist David Riesman avoided the high modernist over-reaction to the culture industry by theorizing that individuals could successfully resist ideological indoctrination, while psychologist Norman Brown radically reinterpreted Freud to argue that the healthy ego should be developed through societal interactions and sexual attachments.
The readings are presented in chapters that parallel those of the aforementioned textbook, dealing with definitions and methodologies of comparative politics, the state, nations and society, political economy, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, democracy, advanced democracies, communism and post-communism, less-developed and newly industrializing countries, globalization, and political violence.
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. He goes into great detail about turn-of-the-century midwestern religious history and Hollywood makeup techniques of the thirties and argues, in one especially fascinating but not too relevant chapter, that J.
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.