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Totalitarian Dictatorship and Autocracy

Second Edition, Revised by Carl J. Friedrich

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674332607

Publication Date: 01/01/1965

439 pages


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  • Foreword to the Revised Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • I. Introduction
    • 1. Autocracy and the Problem of the State
    • 2. The General Characteristics of Totalitarian
  • II. Dictator and Party
    • 3. The Dictator
    • 4. The Nature and Role of the Party
    • 5. Youth and the Future of the Party
    • 6. The Problem of Succession
  • III. The Totalitarian Ideology
    • 7. The Nature of Total Ideology: Its Symbols and Myths
    • 8. The Historical Roots of Totalitarian Ideology
    • 9. The Change and Corruption of Ideology
    • 10. The Constitution, the Law, and Justice
  • IV. Propaganda and the Terror
    • 11. Propaganda and the Monopoly of Mass Communications
    • 12. Education as Indoctrination and Training
    • 13. The Terror and the Passion for Unanimity
    • 14. The Secret Police and the People’s Enemies
    • 15. Purges, Confessions, and Camps
  • V. The Directed Economy
    • 16. Totalitarian Bureaucratization
    • 17. Plans and Planning
    • 18. The Battle for Production and Industrial Expansion
    • 19. Labor: Bond or Free?
    • 20. Agriculture: Organizing the Peasantry
  • VI. Islands of Separateness
    • 21. The General Problem of Resistance
    • 22. The Family
    • 23. The Churches
    • 24. The Universities and the Technicians
    • 25. Literature and the Arts (by Gail W. Lapidus)
  • VII. Totalitarian Expansionism and the Future
    • 26. The Military Establishment
    • 27. The Foreign Policy of Expansion
    • 28. The Stages of Development and the Future
  • Some Bibliographical Notes
  • Bibliographical References
  • Index of Authors Cited
  • Index

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