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Paperbackpages. Totalitarian regimes in Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union had initial origins in the chaos that followed in the wake of World War I and allowed totalitarian movements to seize control of the government while the sophistication of modern weapons and communications enabled them to effectively establish what Friedrich and Brzezinski called a “totalitarian dictatorship”. Gaz rated it liked it Jul 03, In his book The True BelieverEric Hoffer argues that mass movements like Stalinismfascism and Nazism had a common trait in picturing Western democracies and their values as decadentwith people “too soft, too pleasure-loving and too selfish ” to sacrifice for a higher cause, which for them implies an inner moral and biological decay.


In his essay Why I Writehe wrote: Political power in totalitarian states has often been held by rule by one leader which employ all-encompassing propaganda campaigns broadcast by state-controlled mass media.

The democratic, social, and economic credentials of the Soviet Union were typically seen as “lies” and as the product of a deliberate and multiform propaganda The latter reflected a “revanchist, military-minded conservative nationalism”.

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Schspiro Figueiredo marked it as to-read Dec 20, History s Arditi Fascio. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat It was invoked by Michel Foucault in Discipline and Punish as metaphor for “disciplinary” societies and their pervasive inclination to observe and normalise. Some social scientists have criticized Friedrich and Schapiri anti-totalitarian approach, arguing that the Soviet system, both as a political and as a social entity, was in fact better understood in terms of interest groupscompeting elites, or even in class terms using the concept of the nomenklatura as a vehicle for a new ruling class.

Other scholars, such as F. Writing inWalter Laqueur said that the revisionists in the field of Soviet history were guilty of confusing popularity with morality and of making highly embarrassing and not very convincing arguments against the concept of the Soviet Union as a totalitarian state.

Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda — For Nazism, all history is the history of race struggle and for Marxism all history is the history of class struggle.


They think that both Nazism and Soviet Communism emphasised the role of specialisation in modern societies and saw polymathy as “a thing of the past”; both claimed to have statistical scientific support for their claims, which led to a strict “ethical” control of culture, psychological violence and persecution of entire groups.

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Carl Friedrich and Z. Archived from the original on August 29, The individual is then assimilated into a compact collective body and “fact-proof screens from reality” are established.

The concept was first developed in the s by both Weimar jurist and later Nazi academic Carl Schmitt and, concurrently, by the Italian fascists. He leojard the term totalitario to refer to the structure and goals of the new state, which were to provide the “total representation of the nation and total guidance of national goals”.

When the time comes, either parliament submits or we will eliminate it”.

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