Totalitarianism is a one of the most brutal form of political tyranny and is based on the assumption that there is a single and exclusive truth in politics. The main aim of totalitarian regime can be considered as elimination of freedom and individuality, establishing a centralized system that controls public and private lives of its citizens. The economic depression in 20th century after World War One led to the rise of different totalitarian systems in various places. The transformation of Russian Empire from a rural country to a Socialist dictatorship, the imperial ambitions of Germany under Hitler’s leadership and thus declaration of one party state- National Socialism, Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution which transformed face of China were
“Arendt saw in Eichmann a disturbingly average man of middling intelligence. She didn’t see Attila the Hun in him but something she described as evil in its total banality” (Hartouni, 2012). But that was the beginning of the questions: how could such terrifyingly normal person do such frighteningly terrible things? For Hannah Arendt, the moral discharge of the perpetrator's conscience by the totalitarian state was responsible for this. According to her, totalitarianism and the Nazi regime destroyed the public space as a place of free human
The picture also implied that there were communists in the United States trying to actively destroyed the democracy. Just like how the people of salem thought that witches were going to take over their city, the fear of communism and the fear of witches where all but the same. The increase in severity of the Red Scare and in the Crucible are almost
By the end of the novel, Winston is destroyed and the Party continues to dictate conformity among the masses. The Party’s destruction of society’s individuality reveals humanity’s potential for evil and corruption in their struggle for power over
While employing many of the same concepts as utopia, for example, social steadiness created by authoritarian regimentation, the dystopia comprehends these ideas pessimistically. Dystopia angrily challenges utopia 's fundamental assumption of human perfectibility, arguing that humanity 's inherent flaws contradict the possibility of constructing perfect societies, except for those that are perfectly hell-like. Dystopias are exclusively fictional, that presents forbidding, tyrannical societies with the moralistic goal of preventing the horrors they point
Hitler became taking out all People who would be his competitor in politics as he eliminated all competition he became the leader of the pack he started all the speech which cause the people to be brainwashed by his words he controlled a country and brought it down to his knees by just words this is not no easy task, in history there isn’t a lot of people who an do that. The man made promises to gain trust of the nations to trick them that he is a man you can trust. At the beginning he started spreading propaganda all upon Germany, he used persuasiveness to make the nazi party gain
It is a law of nature that those in power who fear or detest others will seek to have those ‘others’ silenced. The justification for these deplorable acts is that these attacks are for the betterment of the masses. Sacrifices are suggested only by those who seek to profit, unless it is their own life. In all examples of mass hysteria, superstition leads to prejudice. In Nazi Germany, the idea that Jews were responsible for the horrible reparations after the Great War was common.
Hitler, on the other hand, used (re)presentation to create the image of humanity - Jean-luc Nancy calls this a super-(re)presentation because “here is the representation of a type that is itself a (re) presentative not of a function like the hammer and sickle, but of a nature or an essence (the Aryan body).” The Aryan is the representative of representation. The Jew is the representative par excellence of the destruction of representation (here, super-representation). The concentration camps were the sites where the authentic representation of a presence plays out the spectacle of annihilation of what, in its eyes, is non-representation. There is no meaning beyond the exterminator for he is his own hardened meaning.
The Nazi’s sought to legitimize their power and called themselves the German Reich, taking inspiration from the past (World War II in Europe). Hitler entered office with the goal of genocide to achieve racial purity. He wanted to exterminate all races, especially Jews, that he considered unworthy. He believed in the master race, considering Aryan’s to be superior to all (Rossel 12). He invaded and occupied countries, wiping out their Jewish populations and leaving them in ruins.