Series Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: TOTALITARIANISM - WHAT, WHEN, HOW? The Problem of the Modern The Problem of Intellectual Antecedents PART II: THREE TOTALITARIAN CURRENTS Utopianism Scientism Revolutionary Violence Conclusion Bibliography Index
RICHARD SHORTEN teaches political theory at the University of Birmingham, UK. His work focuses on the history of political ideas, with particular reference to twentieth-century Europe. He has published widely on the subject of totalitarianism.
"With detailed endnotes, an excellent primary and secondary bibliography, he synthesises the work of earlier theorists and offers an original analysis of totalitarianism for a new generation of readers. ... Modernism and Totalitarianism will have a wide appeal to intellectual and political historians. Richard Shorten is to be commended for his analysis of the `shared ideological space' of totalitarianism ... ." (Siobhan Kattago, The European Legacy, Vol. 22 (2), 2017)