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  • Totalitarianism 1984

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    In The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt writes, "If this practice [of totalitarianism] is compared with that of tyranny, it seems as if a way had been found to set the desert itself in motion, to let loose a sand storm that could cover all parts of the inhabited earth”. This excerpt alludes to the ability of a totalitarian regime to effortlessly acquire and maintain a horrifying level of control. In such governments, beliefs of individual thought, inalienable rights, and intimate relationships

  • The Criticism Of Totalitarianism

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    Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever it can be done. A distinctive feature of totalitarian governments is an "elaborate ideology, a set of ideas that gives meaning and direction to the society". The concept was first developed in the 1920s by the Weimar German jurist, and later Nazi academic, Carl Schmitt, and Italian fascists. Schmitt used the term, Totalstaat, in his

  • Totalitarianism Today 's World : Totalitarianism Essay

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    Totalitarianism in Today’s World Progressives throughout history have idealized the emergence of a totalitarian government in the belief that it is the most efficient form of national progress. This ideal speculation is not foreign in academia. Discussing and dissecting the central concepts of totalitarianism helps people further understand the visible and invisible power structures that dominates a society. One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders

  • Totalitarianism In 1984

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    In the dystopian novel of 1984 Winston Smith struggles with the totalitarian society and its brutal regime. Winston struggles throughout the course of the book finds his own thoughts and starting a rebellion. The brotherhood has quite a striking similarity to the German society during Hitler's reign. The totalitarian government in 1984 relates to the oppression of censoring ideas,controlling a group's thoughts, and forcing “citizens” to follow a uniform and strict policy. A totalitarian government

  • Totalitarianism In Fahrenheit 451

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    Totalitarianism is the most radical denial of freedom. It describes a society with no rights and no control over one’s own thoughts or actions. According to the Online Oxford Dictionaries, totalitarianism is, “a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state” ( In other words, totalitarianism is a society controlled by a government, composed of a limited amount of people, with complete control over the population

  • Totalitarian Theory Of Totalitarianism

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    Count: 650 Totalitarianism Political parties and their systems are divisive methods used to turn us against one another, are they not? We pick sides and dismiss any other side. The most popular political parties are Republican and Democrat, but what about Totalitarian? Totalitarianism is a controlling system of government, but it is much unknown to people. It’s a powerful system and its history, users, impact, and current state should be known. For starters, the history of totalitarianism is interesting

  • Example Of Totalitarianism In 1984

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    novel 1984. Oceania is ruled by a totalitarian government. Totalitarianism is a system of government that is dictatorial and requires complete obedience to the government. In George Orwell’s 1984, he creates a totalitarian government that relates to events in history and modern day government. During the time that Orwell was writing 1984, Hitler and Stalin were creating their totalitarian governments. “The two complete forms of totalitarianism in the 20th century have been Adolf Hitler's Germany and

  • Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt

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    deaths with it. (Yar, n.d.) With this, Arendt hoped to explain how totalitarianism happened as a “modern utopian problem” during the twentieth century, which arose from a combination of imperialism, anti-Semitism and extreme statist bureaucracies. (Litwack, n.d.) Many people at the time were shocked at Arendt’s work, as it spoke negatively of European life during its reconstruction after war. Arendt explained that totalitarianism was not trying to rewind to a time of earlier oppressive governments

  • Plato Totalitarianism Analysis

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    theorists alike have been quick to criticize him for these politics, claiming The Republic to be a blueprint for these especially conservative views. However, it can just as well be argued that those who insist that Plato’s work be in support of totalitarianism don’t fully grasp many of the concepts Socrates lays out in defense of democracy. In these contrasting interpretations, Plato can be pulled both ways. Still, it would be easier to find a sort of compromise in interpreting The Republic; although

  • Arendt-Theory of Totalitarianism

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    Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt is widely regarded as one of the most important, unique and influential thinkers of political philosophy in the Twentieth century. Arendt was greatly influenced by her mentor and one time lover, Martin Heidegger, whose phenomenological method would help to greatly shape and frame Arendt’s own thinking. Like Heidegger, Arendt was sceptical of the metaphysical tradition which tended towards abstract conceptual reasoning; ultimately at odds