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Totalitarianism: a Hot Word for a Cold War

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, TW2, Room 9.04, LSE
Speaker: Professor Juan Fracisco Fuentes; Chair: Dr Svetozar Rajak

The concept of totalitarianism, probably the main political ism of the 20th century, poses some intriguing questions on the nature of modern world: Why did the century of democracy create the most extreme version of despotism? Was totalitarianism a return from politics to religion? Did it die with the end of the Cold War? Conceptual history offers new possibilities to discover the relationship of totalitarianism with its historical environment.  

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information please email us here.



Professor Juan Fuentes is Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS.




Dr Svetozar Rajak is the Academic Director of LSE IDEAS and serves on the Management Committee. He is also Senior Lecturer at the Department of International History.



Tower 2, Room 9.04, London School of Economics. Map.


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