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What is the difference between totalitarianism and authoritarianism?

Totalitarianism was a term coined by the political theorist, Hannah Arendt, to describe two pathological forms of government, Nazi Germany and Stalins USSR. She described as a kind of state power that ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

Why are left-wing groups protesting an election in which the right-wing candidate lost? The first thing I'd like to answer to that is this: did he? An important element of perspective you're missing ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

"(Far) right" and "(far) left" have become political labels that often have little to do with ideology. This is even more complicated by the fact that political spectrum is not one-...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

Many environmentalists are lumped with far-left groups There's a growing part of the population who feel that climate change and our dependency on fossil fuels are huge problems, that should have been ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

First, a bit of background is necessary: Macron was the Minister of Economy and Industry under Valls' government, when Hollande was president (this was a centre-left government). Previously, Macron ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

The media like to slap labels on the protesters and paint them as extremists. But here there are some people who did not want to spend other five years under Macron, nothing else. Some leaders of ...
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