Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wikipedia — Inverted totalitarianism

Inverted totalitarianism is a term coined by political philosopher Sheldon Wolin in 2003 to describe the emerging form of government of the United States. Wolin believes that the United States is increasingly turning into an illiberal democracy, and he uses the term "inverted totalitarianism" to illustrate the similarities and differences between the United States governmental system and totalitarian regimes such as Nazi Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union.[1][2][3][4] In Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco, inverted totalitarianism is described as a system where corporations have corrupted and subverted democracy and where economics trumps politics.[5] In inverted totalitarianism, every natural resource and every living being is commodified and exploited to collapse and the citizenry are lulled and manipulated into surrendering their liberties and their participation in their government by excess consumerism and sensationalism.
1 Inverted totalitarianism and managed democracy1.1 Managed democracy2 See also3 Notes4 References5 External links
See also
SuperpowerCorporatocracyNeoliberalismIlliberal democracyTotalitarian democracyAmericanism (ideology)Prison-industrial complex
Inverted totalitarianism

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