Modernism and Totalitarianism

Rethinking the Intellectual Sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the Present

  • Richard Shorten

Part of the Modernism and … book series (MAND)

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

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      Pages 1-20
  2. Totalitarianism — What, When, How?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
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      Pages 73-106
  3. Three Totalitarian Currents

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      Pages 107-107
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      Pages 150-189
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  4. Conclusion

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      Pages 237-245
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 246-321

About this book


Modernism and Totalitarianism evaluates a broad range of post-1945 scholarship. Totalitarianism, as the common ideological trajectory of Nazism and Stalinism, is dissected as a synthesis of three modernist intellectual currents which determine its particular, inherited character.


National Socialism revolution violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Shorten
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  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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