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  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
  • B. W. Powe
    B. W. Powe
    Canadian poet, novelist and teacher 1955-
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    A just society will appear less spectacular, and less clearly defined, than a society with totalitarian leadership, theocratic goals.
    Source: Mystic Trudeau - The Fire And the Rose Emanations, Destinies, p.54
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    In its final stages the civilization becomes a dualism of almost totalitarian imperial power and an amorphous mass culture of atomized individuals.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
    American crime fiction author 1942-
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    Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    People who live in the post-totalitarian system know only too well that the question of whether one or several political parties are in power, and how these parties define and label themselves, is of far less importance than the question of whether or not it is possible to live like a human being.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
    British political theorist 1929-2008
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    The attempt to politicize everything is the destruction of politics. When everything is seen as relevant to politics, than politics has in fact become totalitarian.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 7, In Praise Of Politics, p. 151
  • J.G. Ballard
    J.G. Ballard
    English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
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    The history of psychiatry rewrites itself so often that it almost resembles the self-serving chronicles of a totalitarian and slightly paranoid regime.
    Source: A User's Guide to the Millennium (1996)
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    The smouldering eroticism of great European actresses like Jeanne Moreau demonstrated to my generations women's archetypal mystery and glamour, completely missing from the totalitarian world-view of the misogynist Foucault. For me, the big French D is not Derrida, but Deneuve.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Norman Thomas
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    To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
    British political theorist 1929-2008
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    Totalitarian rule marks the sharpest contrast imaginable with political rule, and ideological thinking is an explicit and direct challenge to political thinking.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 2, A Defence Of Politics Against Ideology, p.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    We should teach general ethics to both men and women, but sexual relationships themselves must not be policed. Sex, like the city streets, would be risk-free only in totalitarian regimes.
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