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Proceedings of a Conference Held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, March 1953

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674332621

Publication Date: 01/01/1954

386 pages


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  • Introduction: The Problem of Totalitarianism
  • I. Totalitarianism and Freedom
    • 1. Totalitarianism in the Modern World [George F. Kennan]
    • Discussion
  • II. The Nature of Totalitarianism
    • 2. Totalitarianism, Despotism, Dictatorship [N. S. Timasheff]
    • 3. The Unique Character of Totalitarian Society [Carl J. Friedrich]
    • 4. Social Prophylaxis as a Form of Soviet Terror [Jerzy G. Gliksman]
    • Discussion
  • III. Totalitarianism and Ideology
    • 5. The Totalitarian Mystique: Some Impressions of the Dynamics of Totalitarian Society [Alex Inkeles]
    • 6. The Protestant Churches and Totalitarianism (Germany 1933–1945) [Franklin H. Littell]
    • 7. Totalitarianism as Political Religion [Waldemar Gurian]
    • Discussion
  • IV. Psychological Aspects of Totalitarianism
    • 8. The Bolshevik Attitude toward Science [Raymond Bauer]
    • 9. Wholeness and Totality—A Psychiatric Contribution [Erik H. Erikson]
    • 10. Environmental Controls and the Impoverishment of Thought [Else Frenkel-Brunswik]
    • 11. Ideological Compliance as a Social-Psychological Process [Marie Jahoda and Stuart W. Cook]
    • Discussion
  • V. Totalitarianism and Intellectual Life
    • 12. Science under Soviet Totalitarianism [H. J. Muller]
    • 13. Phases of the Conflict between Totalitarianism and Science [George De Santillana]
    • 14. Totalitarianism and History [Bertram D. Wolfe]
    • Discussion
  • VI. Totalitarian Social and Economic Organization
    • 15. Totalitarian Appeal and Economic Reform [Albert Lauterbach]
    • 16. The Economy of the Soviet Zone of Germany [J. P. Nettl]
    • 17. Cracks in the Monolith: Possibilities and Patterns of Disintegration in Totalitarian Systems [Karl W. Deutsch]
    • Discussion
  • VII. Totalitarianism and the Future
    • 18. Totalitarianism and the Future [Paul Kecskemeti]
    • 19. The World Revolutionary Situation [Harold D. Lasswell]
    • Discussion
    • Comments by Andrew Gyorgy

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