antitotalitarian love



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  • adj. Opposed to or acting against totalitarianism or totalitarian behavior.
  • n. An opponent of totalitarianism.


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anti- +‎ totalitarian


  • 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).

    This Stoppard Is a Second 'Scoop'

  • 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.

    In the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Part IV)

  • Our antitotalitarian revolution was - at least its beginnings - a children's revolution.

    justinker Diary Entry

  • 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.

    Who Was Edmund Burke?

  • Each declares himself a moralist in philosophy, a nominalist in world view, and an antitotalitarian in politics.

    Paris: Moses and Polytheism

  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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.

    In the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Part IV)

  • Does Rawls’s anti-utilitarian appeal to the “separateness of persons” overlap with Niebuhr’s antitotalitarian appeal to the “image of God”?

    Matthew Yglesias » Before There Was Early Rawls…

  • 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.

    'His Toughness Problem—and Ours': An Exchange


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