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tohta li te ree uhn

  • n  an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
  • s  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.
  • a  of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life
    totalitarian theory and practice

  • Lenin was the initiator of the central drama the tragedy of our era, the rise of totalitarian states.
  • Along with the others in their evil pantheon, and the totalitarian ideologies they represented, they are destined for the ash heap of history.
  • The totalitarian force of radical fundamentalist Islam, like the forces of Nazism and communism that preceded it, has not disappeared.
News & Articles

  • NSA leaks lead to increased sales of '1984'
    Sales of George Orwell's novel "1984," featuring a futuristic totalitarian state, jumped on's website following reports of a classified program that lets the U.S. government collect personal data.
    June 12, 2013 - The Troy Record
  • Some Call It Tyranny: An Atlantic Wire Pundit Guide
    It's really hard to measure tyranny. There's a lot of room between a libertarian sea-steading utopia and the totalitarian dystopia of North Korea. But it's tough for pundits to decide just where to draw the line. To help you keep up with where everyone stands on tyranny, we've put together this helpful diagram.        
    June 12, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire
  • Just Don’t Call it Big Data
    Why Google fears the totalitarian connotations of the buzzword big data. Spies with the U.S. National Security Agency are hoovering up huge amounts of digital data on Americans, including records of every phone call, and may have wide access to Internet traffic, too.
    June 11, 2013 - Technology Review

  • Leopoldo Lopez in FOXNews
    Sixty-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we must continue to educate ourselves about the lessons of the Holocaust, and honor those whose lives were taken as a result of a totalitarian ideology that embraced a national policy of violent... President Bush RTT News Jan 27, 2008 100994 134098 totalitarian This reform was about democracy or totalitarian socialism, and democracy won," said opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said.

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