The Totalitarian Paradigm: Unity and Conflict | Ecaterina ARTIOMOV
Abstract: The concept of totalitarianism is, undoubtedly, one of the most disputed terms in political language. This article investigates the conflict between the classical interpretations of totalitarian system that was frequently seen from the monolithic and revisionist perspective which offered some pluralistic models of Soviet and Nazi systems. The main purpose of the article is to show that, in this frame of the debates, the monolithic understanding of totalitarianism was inaccurate, therefore damaging the concept itself.
Keywords: totalitarianism, revisionism, monolithic structure, pluralist model, conflict, unity.
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