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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #totalitarianism

It will be a war of national liberation. We believe the people reject totalitarianism.

Ahmed Chalabi

#liberation #national #people #reject #totalitarianism

Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.

Stephen Harper

#basic #commissions #democratic #democratic society #evolving

A totalitarian state is in effect a theocracy, and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to be thought of as infallible. But since, in practice, no one is infallible, it is frequently necessary to rearrange past events in order to show that this or that mistake was not made, or that this or that imaginary triumph actually happened.

George Orwell

#theocracy #totalitarianism #religion

Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression and belief that democracy brings.

Daisaku Ikeda

#am #basic #belief #brings #democracy

I used to call myself a single-issue voter on the essential question of defending civilization against its terrorist enemies and their totalitarian protectors, and on that 'issue' I hope I can continue to expose and oppose any ambiguity.

Christopher Hitchens


What I'm saying is simply that every totalitarian society, no matter how strict, has had its underground. In fact, two undergrounds. There's the underground involved in political resistance and the underground involved in preserving beauty and fun--which is to say, preserving the human spirit.

Tom Robbins

#still-life-with-woodpecker #tom-robbins #totalitarianism #beauty

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

Mahatma Gandhi

#democracy #destruction #difference #does #holy

Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.

Vladimir Putin

#calling #i #i am #must #needs

Arendt, as we have seen, is committed to understanding totalitarianism in its complete novelty, as an unprecedented phenomenon. It is unprecedented in the strict sense that it does not just represent a novel variation with respect to the categories defining forms of government that we have long held… historically, mankind ‘even in its darkest periods, granted the slain enemy the right to be remembered, as a self-evident acknowledgment of the fact that we are all men’ (Arendt 1968a: 452). What was attempted in the camps was neither punishment nor persecution but obliteration, such that even death was robbed of its meaning, ‘making martyrdom, for the first time in history, impossible.

Steve Buckler

#history #holocaust #nazism #totalitarianism #death

The real struggle for us is for the citizen to cease to be the property of the state.

Adam Michnik

#human-rights #politics #totalitarianism #freedom

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