Quotation by Hannah Arendt

Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. The Origins of Totalitarianism, ch. 10, sct. 1 (1951).
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