Political Religion Beyond Totalitarianism: The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy
J. Augusteijn, P. Dassen, M. Janse
Springer, Jan 29, 2013 - History - 273 pages
The success of fascist and communist regimes has long been explained by their ability to turn political ideology into a type of religion. These innovative essays explore the notion that all forms of modern mass-politics, including democracies, need a form of sacralization to function.
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