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totalitarianism

tohta luh te ree uh ni zuhm

  • n  a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
  • n  the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

  • All the forces that had made the 20th century such a violent disappointment to idealists--totalitarianism, the gigantic state, the crushing of individual choice and initiative .
  • This satire of totalitarianism came out the year after 1984, and almost didn't surface at all, in anything like its maker's version.
  • Ceca's career is hopelessly entangled in the corruption, ethnic cleansing and soft totalitarianism of the Milosevic era.
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  • James Tedisco in FOXNews
    If you start to diminish democracy, you start going to totalitarianism,Tedisco said.
  • Barack Obama in Newsweek
    Moreover, Obama said, in a world of diverse and competing truths "it is rare for a struggle to emerge that speaks to something universal about humanity......What we faced in Nazi totalitarianism was not just a battle of competing interests. It was a...
  • Tkachuk in Washington Post
    It's difficult to have a democracy after totalitarianism. Our parents were born under that system. But these kids, they look forward. They feel life in a different way. They are able to use choices,Tkachuk said. "The same will one day be...

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