The totalitarian experiment in twentieth-century Europe : understanding the poverty of great politics (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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The totalitarian experiment in twentieth-century Europe : understanding the poverty of great politics

Author: David D Roberts
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study, David D. Roberts provides a challenging new understanding of totalitarianism by focusing on its historically specific dimensions. Rather than dismissing it in terms of national weaknesses or psychological aberrations, he shows how the totalitarian mode of collective action was a response to enduring tensions in the modern mainstream. By providing a fresh understanding of the novel aspirations fueling
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David D Roberts
ISBN: 0415192781 041519279X 9780415192781 9780415192798
OCLC Number: 58478540
Description: xii, 579 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Layers, proportions, and the question of historical specificity --
Seams, creases, and the emergence of new conditions of possibility in the nineteenth century --
Some diagnoses and prescriptions --
Innovative departures in the wake of the Great War --
The totalitarian dynamics of Leninism-Stalinism --
Conflicted totalitarianism in fascist Italy --
The hollow triumph of the will in Nazi Germany --
The epochal commonality of the three regimes --
Ending and continuing after the totalitarian moment.
Responsibility: David D. Roberts.
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