Anti-totalitarian



of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
an adherent of .
Contemporary Examples

He would later say that the war pitted the anti-totalitarian left against the anti-imperialist left.
My Friend and Mentor, Christopher Hitchens Eli Lake December 15, 2013

adjective
of, denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a dictatorial one-party state that regulates every realm of life
noun
a person who advocates or practises totalitarian policies
adj.

1926, first in reference to Italian fascism, formed in English on model of Italian totalitario “complete, absolute, totalitarian,” from the Italian cognate of English total (adj.). The noun is recorded from 1938.

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