totalitarianism aspires to reduce the people it rules to faceless masses, deprived of individuality.
In general, literature is a natural adversary of totalitarianism.
Although her story is extraordinary, it is also representative of an entire dark age in Russian totalitarianism.
The huge difference between those rulers and Napoleon comes down to one word: totalitarianism.
People have forgotten what totalitarianism looks like, because they became obsessed with George W. Bush.
If young adults can handle erotic vampires and totalitarianism, surely they can stomach some more fictional blood.
What in their history do they find inconsistent with totalitarianism, or at best statism, or at worst Marxism?
Domination by a government of all political, social, and economic activities in a nation. Totalitarianism is a phenomenon of the twentieth century: earlier forms of despotism and autocracy lacked the technical capacity to control every aspect of life. The term is applied both to fascist governments (see fascism) and to many forms of communism.