Histoires croisées: François Furet, Ernst Nolte and a Comparative History of Totalitarian Movements

  title={Histoires crois{\'e}es: François Furet, Ernst Nolte and a Comparative History of Totalitarian Movements},
  author={Daniel Sch{\"o}npflug},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={265 - 290}
The global political avalanche that accompanied the breakdown of the Soviet Union swept away the European discursive landscape, with its strict right-left divisions. In its wake, a renaissance and reorientation of debates about totalitarianism can be observed. First, more emphasis is placed on the utopian content and other elements of totalitarian ideologies, which explain the enthusiasm they evoked. Second, there has been a shift of interest from totalitarian regimes to total-itarian movements… Expand
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