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by Roland Huntford

eBook New Totalitarians epub
  • ISBN: 0713902604
  • Author: Roland Huntford
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (February 1972)
  • Pages: 354 pages
  • ePUB size: 1108 kb
  • FB2 size 1676 kb
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New Totalitarians Hardcover – February, 1972. by Roland Huntford (Author).

New Totalitarians Hardcover – February, 1972. Huntford, a historian best known for his work on polar exploration, took a polemical detour with "The New Totalitarians" to write a blistering critique of the Swedish system, which he derided as soulless "soft totalitarianism" more akin to Huxley's Brave New World than the Stalinist monstrosities in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union at the time.

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The New Totalitarians is a 1971 book by British author Roland Huntford

The New Totalitarians is a 1971 book by British author Roland Huntford. Huntford analyzes the political and social climate of early 1970s Sweden, and argues that it resembles a benevolent totalitarian state in the mould of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

The New Totalitarians. This book is a warning. It is a terrifying portrait of an "ideal" society that has destroyed democracy in the name of "pro-gress

The New Totalitarians. It is a terrifying portrait of an "ideal" society that has destroyed democracy in the name of "pro-gress. Roland Huntford demonstrates by fact after shocking fact how an apparently democratic, prosperous, peaceful Utopia is totally controlled by a bureaucracy which actively discourages all signs of individuality. Much more than a 'horror file. It is a study of the 'whys' of this unopposed bureaucracy.

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Roland Huntford (born 1927) is an author, principally of. .

Roland Huntford (born 1927) is an author, principally of biographies of Polar explorers. He lives in Cambridge, and was formerly Scandinavian correspondent of The Observer, also acting as their winter sports correspondent. He was the 1986–1987 Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. Huntford's other books include Sea of Darkness, The Sayings of Henrik Ibsen and Two Planks and a Passion: The dramatic history of skiing. His polemical The New Totalitarians is a critique of socialism in Sweden, written from the point of view of western political culture.

Roland Huntford's "The New Totalitarians" is a book far more prophetic than George Orwell's "1984". Written several decades ago, Huntford's book has accurately foretold the kind of "soft totalitarianism" that is overtaking the west today.

Comments: (3)
Kata
This book made a huge impression on me when I read it as a young socialistic liberal in my mid 20's still enamored with the much-touted "benevolent socialism" of the "Scandinavian system". Huntford, a historian best known for his work on polar exploration, took a polemical detour with "The New Totalitarians" to write a blistering critique of the Swedish system, which he derided as soulless "soft totalitarianism" more akin to Huxley's _Brave New World_ than the Stalinist monstrosities in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union at the time. Scathing and unsentimental, Huntford painstakingly and angrily documents how the Swedish system, which was presented unequivocally by most on the Left as proof positive that "socialism works", did little more than create a sterile, spiritually barren society populated by a docile, hyperconformist populace. With the "Swedish experiment" now seemingly in the final stages of unraveling as it reaches increasingly bizarre and cartoonish extremes in its reach for egalitarianism while simultaneously being assaulted with massive waves of unassimilable Third World immigrants, this book is proving to be not only prescient, but also timely as well. It's too bad that it is out of print with the available copies seemingly only available for a vastly inflated price, but a copy should be available from a decent university library.
Shakagul
A brilliant book. Huntford's insights have come to fruition and not just in Sweden, but in Scandinavia at large. The heart of the question becomes, what is the proper balance of freedom and individual thought vs. security provided by a government which takes over those responsibilities. Huntford maps how this happened in Sweden, how the Swedes over centuries, have been lulled into sleepwalking and what they have lost in the process of giving up the living of their lives to a "benevolent" bureaucracy making life's decisions for them. A great read and never more appropriate than the present, as the Swedish government mandates an immigration policy with which most Swedes are unable to cope.
Mr.Champions
The author has/had no idea what totalitarianism is. The book is just run-of-the-mill, ordinary garden variety conservative/paranoid rubbish about liberalism and the European version, social democracy. By the way, Sweden was never totalitarian and remains a capitalist democracy. Swedes have freedom of speech, press, and religion. Private property and the rule of law. For totalitarianism, see Germany under Hitler, North Korea under Trump-friend Kim Jong Un, the Soviet Union and the direction Trump-friend Putin is taking Russia now, and China, which under Xi Xing Peng is getting more and more totalitarian by the month. "Sweden is totalitarian" is what some people call an "alternative fact." Dishonest.
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