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Nhat Anh Ngo Dan Professor McKiernan PHIL 102: Moral Problems April 13, 2018 Reading Reflection #2: Hell, for some, is Heaven for Totalitarianism “Instead of producing a pacifism devoid of reality, the insight into the structure of modern wars, guided and mobilized by fear, might have led to the realization that the only standard for a necessary war is the fight against conditions under which people no longer wish to live – and our experiences with the tormenting hell of the totalitarian camps have enlightened us only too well about the possibility of such conditions (123).” Totalitarian governments aim to impose absolute authority and control over all aspects of life, even to the point of apprehending the human soul. Leaders in this format strive to eliminate the behaviors associated with personality, thus reducing humans into mere objects. This style of government is dedicated to control as fuel for its agenda and will do so ruthlessly. An elite group is defined; it continuously implements terror to the extent
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