- anti- + totalitarian (Wiktionary)
“In truth, though, "Night and Day" isn't so much antiliberal as antitotalitarian (though Mr. Stoppard does see the closed shop as a form of totalitarianism, a point of view that will make him few friends on the left).”
“An antitotalitarian who at bottom, and whatever he may say, is not as faithful as he would like to think to the heritage of Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt — and who, for this reason, deprives himself of the necessary freedom that the status of intellectual should imply.”
“Our antitotalitarian revolution was - at least its beginnings - a children's revolution.”
“Conor Cruise O'Brien's new book reminds us that it is as plausible to regard him as essentially a liberal — pluralist and antitotalitarian, but neither reactionary nor authoritarian.”
“Each declares himself a moralist in philosophy, a nominalist in world view, and an antitotalitarian in politics.”
“But he is also insistent that the West and its "fetishistic" headlines have inaccurately projected its antitotalitarian ideal onto a dissident movement that did not represent "a rejection of the Islamic regime altogether," and which, after all, is named for the color of Islam.”
“When I hear Kristol talk about how his youth was formed by the great antitotalitarian thinkers of the twentieth century; when I see him get carried away about the cultural relativism and the historicism that were used to excuse the most horrible dictatorships; when I imagine him laying siege, as he did in the 1990s, to America's foreign-policy decision-makers in order to persuade them to intervene in Bosnia and then in Kosovo; and finally when I imagine him pleading against the Taliban and, even more, against our silent assent to the iron rule it imposed on Afghanistan, it's my own history I find.”
“Does Rawls’s anti-utilitarian appeal to the “separateness of persons” overlap with Niebuhr’s antitotalitarian appeal to the “image of God”?”
“Buruma and Margalit's Occidentalism is a classic of the antitotalitarian left ” an outstanding study of totalitarian and fascist ideas of the past and their enduring influence today.”
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