• Making Sense of Tyranny: Interpretations of Totalitarianism

    Making Sense of Tyranny: Interpretations of Totalitarianism (Paperback) By (author) Simon Tormey


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    DescriptionTotalitarianism remains a central concept in political theory, as relevant today in interpreting contemporary regimes in countries such as China, North Korea and Iraq as it was in the time of Hitler and Stalin. This book tries to resolve the long-running debates about what totalitarianism is or was, about how the term can be applied, and about what the future of the concept might be. Tormey looks in turn at the contributions of some of the best known writers on totalitarianism, such as Friedrich Hayek, Hannah Arendt, Carl Friedrich and Herbert Marcuse. He assesses the strengths and weaknesses of these accounts, and adds an interpretation of his own. This book is designed for students of political theory, the history of political thought and 20th century history.

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    Making Sense of Tyranny
    Interpretations of Totalitarianism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Tormey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 108
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780719045943
    ISBN 10: 0719045940

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLW, JPF, JPA
    DC20: 320.53
    LC classification: HC481.T62
    BISAC V2.8: POL042040
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    Publication date
    01 June 1995
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    Table of contents
    Explaining Stalinism and Nazism - the origins of theories of totalitarianism; Friedrich; Arendt; Schapiro; Marcuse; Heller; beyond totalitarianism.