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totalitarian

of, denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a dictatorial one-party state that regulates every realm of life
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But Ron, if it really is only frauds and totalitarians who rely on lies and half truths, it means that a helluva lot of our Con-Dem MPs are frauds and totalitarians.
The all-pervasiveness of the current-day system--and the virtual "impermissibility" of any traditionalist critiques directed against it--point to its totalitarian nature.
Like totalitarians of all ideological stripes and mystics of all religions, painstaking thinkers of all cultures know each other intuitively across the boundaries of opposition.
Gahl attacks Santorum's critics for representing "the implacable rule of the totalitarian thought police [that] exists to censor public debate.
When the internal crisis of the totalitarian system grows so deep that it becomes clear to everyone," he declared, "and when more and more people learn to speak their own language and reject the hollow, mendacious language of the powers that be, it means that freedom is remarkably close, if not directly within reach.
It is the mercantile economics of the eighteenth century; it is both the social gospel and the scientific positivism of the nineteenth century; it is the exhaustion with all totalitarian programs in the closing of the twentieth century; it is the calculated distance from both the working and ruling classes; it is the defense of common humanity against both mobs and snobs; it is the ideal of universal social assimilation and, if that fails, of charity and toleration; it is often the sense of bourgeois civic duty, and some times of noblesse oblige among the rich; it has restrained great evils and done some good; but it is, finally, class consciousness with a bad conscience.
From its "newspeak" name to its ambitious proposals, the plan to assess the mental health of all Americans is similar to the Bush administration's other totalitarian constructions, from the Department of Homeland Security to the infamous Patriot Act.
The problem is that we live in a time when the Muslim totalitarians are dominating.
But the totalitarians and would-be totalitarians who hope to use the terrorist threat and other crises to build their new world order have their work cut out for them.
In the first, he analyzes how cultural history and post-modernism have addressed the old controversies between revisionist social history and the totalitarian school; he follows up with chapters on the state and politics, workers and peasants, gender history, "captive minds" (religion, science, education, and history), repression and terror, and foreign policy.