Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government

  title={Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government},
  author={H. Arendt},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  • H. Arendt
  • Published 1953
  • Sociology
  • The Review of Politics
The following considerations have grown out of a study of the origins, the elements and the functioning of that novel form of government and domination which we have come to call totalitarian. Wherever it rose to power, it developed entirely new political institutions and destroyed all social, legal and political traditions of the country. No matter what the specifically national tradition or the particular spiritual source of its ideology, totalitarian government always transformed classes… Expand