totalitarian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj totalitarian characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control "a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul"- Arthur M.Schlesinger, Jr."
    • adj totalitarian of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life "totalitarian theory and practice","operating in a totalistic fashion"
    • n totalitarian an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
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Quotations

  • Hannah Arendt
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    “Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.”
  • Bernard-Henri Levy
    Bernard-Henri Levy
    “The only successful revolution of this century is totalitarianism.”

Usage

In literature:

The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
The legal system in these countries is biased against the individual, antiquated and totalitarian.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
The totalitarian state does not recognize personal liberties for the individual.
"Readings on Fascism and National Socialism" by Various
Convince her its governments were evil, totalitarian, when in reality they were democratic?
"A World Called Crimson" by Darius John Granger
Especially since you're in a jam with a totalitarian government gone wild?
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
Having seized effective control of the government, the Communists embarked on a program of organizing the state along totalitarian lines.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
He threw out all the old totalitarians, and cast his vote for a pluralistic universe.
"Proclaim Liberty!" by Gilbert Seldes
Modern China faces more than political problems; a totalitarian revolution has engulfed it.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
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In news:

The changing of the totalitarian guard, 65 years ago this spring.
If you read Anne Applebaum's Iron Curtain as a manual on how to take over a state and turn it totalitarian, the first lesson, she says, would be on targeted violence.
Hitchens explains what he sees as his life's work: combating "superstition and religious totalitarianism".
Hitchens explains what he sees as his life's work: combatting "superstition and religious totalitarianism".
Totalitarian Regimes—and Their Brands.
Marking the divide between North Korea's totalitarian Oz and its forgotten cities.
Totalitarian Program 'Agenda 21' Now in Effect.
Yet in his life and now in his death his devotion to totalitarianism has been excused and praised.
The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe.
Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger.
Totalitarianism, Famine and Us The Nation.
It's always nice to see a totalitarian propaganda show disappoint its sponsors.
'A Totalitarian Sect': A Pro- Kremlin Group Calls to Ban Mormons in Russia.
The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes announced Vas' death but gave no details.
Recommended Readings on Totalitarianism and Tyranny.
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In science:

The term “access restriction” attaches a negative, totalitarian connot ation to the Cap.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
What we need to do at present it to go beyond these three extremisms, which are the germ of new forms of totalitarianism.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
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