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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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This is not a matter of mere academic interest in an age when we confront totalitarianism in such regimes as North Korea and Cuba--and, arguably, in radical Islamist movements and the current American presidency.
It is a clear example of when a nation is converted into totalitarianism. The RSS and the BJP believe in totalitarianism.
The first section is broadly thematic, focusing on cultural representations of black soldiers; formulations of totalitarianism in political theory and African American literature; and debates about the Suez Canal Crisis in the black public sphere.
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.
Arendt coined the term "banality of evil," a construct that makes culpable those who use sentimentality, the fear of authority and life's preoccupations and burdens as a defence for inaction against totalitarianism. Her criticism that some Jewish leaders colluded with Nazis made her a deeply controversial figure, as did her concern that Israeli nationalism was creating its own brand of totalitarianism.
The political bomb that was set off last week under the pretext of "ending totalitarianism and the new balance" might take the Kurdistan Region towards another round of troubles and political issues, aiming at creating a complex political arena and political compliment against the court, and delaying the trial of Nawshirwan Mustafa who's been accused of exciting carrying out attacks on consulates, targeting pipelines in Kurdistan Region.
Totalitarianism is an extreme version of authoritarianism.
Yet its implicit focus is resistance to all forms of social control, including the soft totalitarianism of present-day mass democracy.
The next big point in the discussion is the phenomenal success of "totalitarianism": this Western concept turned out to be a veritable Trojan horse that penetrated the fortress of late socialist public ideology.
It accuses academic and "software elites" (many of whom he names) of imposing an Orwellian totalitarianism on not only the scientific computer software community, but also upon those who use its products.
His analysis of Arendt's contributions is presented in chapters that examine categories of labor, work, and action; Arendt's theory of action and power; the critique of Marx; the distinction between the social and the political; the nature of totalitarianism; and the relevance of moral and political responsibility in her work on totalitarianism and the construction of a theory of principled judgment.
No one in his right mind would call President Assad anything other than wicked, but to arm the Syrian Free Army is nothing short of lunacy, unless of course your aim is to ensure the total annihilation of a free society in the region and replace it with Islamic totalitarianism and its inevitable consequences.
Chapters three through seven offer discussions of particular works, interlaced with examinations of what kind of thinker Arendt was: chapter three explains and defends The Origins of Totalitarianism as well as Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (for which choice of subtitle Arendt has been excoriated); chapter four examines On Revolution, and chapter six discusses The Life of the Mind; chapters five and seven present arguments for why Arendt is properly understood as a political philosopher.
"Islamism is the totalitarianism of religions and globalization is the totalitarianism of trade," Le Pen, who won almost 18 percent of the first round vote, said at a news conference this week.
It's a new totalitarianism. Once we were watched by the state.