Posted on: May 8, 2006

Adapted from Wikipedia

Totalitarianism is a typology employed by political scientists, especially those in the field of comparative politics, to describe modern regimes in which the state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behavior.

The most influential scholars of totalitarianism, such as Karl Popper, Hannah Arendt, Carl Friedrich, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Juan Linz have each described totalitarianism in a slightly different way. Common to all definitions is the attempt to mobilize of entire populations in support of the state and a political or religious ideology, and the intolerance of activities which are not directed towards the goals of the state, such as involvement with labour unions, churches or political parties. Totalitarian regimes maintain themselves in political power by means of secret police, propaganda disseminated through the state-controlled mass media (No Free Media), regulation and restriction of free discussion and criticism, the use of mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror tactics.

James Gomez detained

Adapted from CNA.com

Mr Lee HL said he was not aware of what had happened, since the Elections Department filed a police report against Mr Gomez.He said the matter was now in the hands of police.

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