The Origins of Totalitarianism

  title={The Origins of Totalitarianism},
  author={Eric Voegelin},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  pages={68 - 85}
  • E. Voegelin
  • Published 1 January 1953
  • Political Science
  • The Review of Politics
The vast majority of all human beings alive on earth is affected in some measure by the totalitarian mass movements of our time. Whether men are members, supporters, fellow-travellers, naive connivers, actual or potential victims, whether they are under the domination of a totalitarian government, or whether they are still free to organize their defenses against the disaster, the relation to the movements has become an intimate part of their spiritual, intellectual, economic, and physical… 
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