In classical totalitarian regimes, such as Nazi fascism or Soviet communism, the economy is controlled by politicians. Under inverted totalitarianism, economic powers dominate the political process, generating different forms of ruthlessness. Inverted totalitarianism, unlike classical totalitarianism, does not revolve around a demagogue or charismatic leader. It finds its expression in the anonymity of the corporate state. It purports to cherish democracy… while cynically manipulating internal levers to subvert and thwart democratic institutions. – Sheldon Wolin


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