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Synonyms for Caesarism

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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They employed futuristic fiction to portray the inferno of a socialist transformation and developed countervisions of Caesaristic leadership, world power, and racial exclusivity.
Many intellectuals have a Caesaristic identification with authoritarian and totalitarian leaders.
Professor Ellis has written an informative and intelligent book about extreme egalitarianism, but he reminds me of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who, having worked his whole life for a bloated, Caesaristic presidency, suddenly noticed the "imperial" dimensions of the office just when Richard Nixon occupied the throne.
"Delegative-democracies", Guillermo O'Donnell points out, are organized around the figure of "a caesaristic, plebiscitarian executive that once elected sees itself as empowered to govern the country as it deems fit" (14).
Schmitt, for example, invoking Rousseau, writes chillingly about a homogeneous "people's will" that is mobilized by, and organically linked to, a Caesaristic dictator.