Definition of totalitarianism
1 : centralized control by an autocratic authority
2 : the political concept that the citizen should be totally subject to an absolute state authority
Examples of totalitarianism in a Sentence
in times of crisis, when a nation's people are frightened, there are often calls for totalitarianism
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Over the years, Castro became known for his totalitarianism.
Some Ukrainian nationalists hitched their cause to Hitler’s, while Ukrainian Communists were the frontline enforcers of Soviet totalitarianism postwar.
The word the twentieth century coined for that was totalitarianism.
During the Cold War, critics such as Berlin and Jacob Talmon presented Rousseau as a prophet of totalitarianism.
At times — as when a soldier under the new regime rapes a bride in her wedding dress — the movie flirts with a false equivalence, suggesting that postrevolutionary life is just as cruel as totalitarianism.
Anyone who remembers The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, a far less hermetic novel, will know that angels are evil, the utopian enablers of totalitarianism who lend a celestial smile to conformity.
Both films' anti-totalitarianism follows in the grand footsteps of everything from Metropolis to Star Wars to The Matrix.
One of totalitarianism's timeless attractions is the rigid ordering of social structure; freedom is a slopfest and overthrowing decades of dictatorship is a bloody mess.
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