By Hans Maier
We're used to distinguishing the despotic regimes of the 20 th century - communism, fascism, nationwide Socialism, Maoism - very accurately in response to position and time, origins and affects. yet what may still we name that which they've got in universal? in this query, there was and continues to be a passionate debate.
This publication files the 1st overseas convention in this subject, a convention that came about in September of 1994 on the collage of Munich. The booklet indicates how new versions for realizing political background arose from the event of contemporary despotic regimes. right here, crucial options - totalitarianism and political religions - are mentioned and verified when it comes to their usefulness.