28 January 2011

A single, amorphous mass

The Nazis preached the end of the state’s structuring of national power; they preferred instead the structure of the leader’s (fuehrer) being in direct relation with the people. 
According to the Nazis, the state will die out when the race becomes manifest as the instrument of authority in the society. The Soviets preached the same direct relationship between the leader and the people, where the state would die out when the proletariat becomes the instrument of authority in society because the class struggle will have come to an end. 
Totalitarianism is a social pathology wherein the institutions of authority and the institutions of legitimacy become fused into a single, amorphous mass. The will of the ruler and the will of people become one – indistinct from each other. 

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