Beyond the Double Standard: A Social Democratic View of the Authoritarianism Versus Totalitarianism Debate

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in New America, the newspaper of Social
Democrats USA, in July 1985. It had been presented in January 1985 as a speech to
the ‘Democratic Solidarity Conference’ organized by the Young Social Democrats
(YSD) under the auspices of the Foundation for Democratic Education.

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