Democracy  &  Nature, Vol. 9, No. 2


The Theoretical Dimensions of Authoritarian Rule In Our Time

George E. Skoulas


Abstract: This paper is dialectically dealing with the subject of authoritarianism in our  time. Particularly, during the II World War and the aftermath period. An attempt is made to analyze the psychological, philosophical, social and political dimensions of the phenomenon. The  interest on this topic emanates mainly from the idea that the logic of positivism, which is expressed in the late capitalist formation, has been adopted for the subjection of the individual. Therefore, the aim of the paper is not only to examine but also to critically assess those dimensions, which are relative to the contemporary authoritarian states, since every study of authoritarianism is termed as a critique of domination.