What are the best books about totalitarianism?

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    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Larry Anderson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you're looking for one of the best books about totalitarianism, then look no further than "1984". This quintessential classic is a must read. To this day, it provides a foreshadowing of the ills of technological advancement when combined with relentless ruling."
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    #2Manufacturing Consent

    Manufacturing Consent

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a book written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky. It offers an analysis of mass media and how it manipulates the truth.

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    Kenneth Stevens
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If you are looking for books about totalitarianism, check out manufacturing consent. It is very well written and will get you hooked in no time."
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    #3Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Lei Xu
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A bit unorthodox for the topic, but a good match nonetheless. Seems like a good read."
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    #4Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Gregorio Gaytán
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with this title as it, alongside '1984' and 'Fahrenheit 451' are the three most widely read and mentioned books about totalitarianism dystopians. Brave New World slightly favors science-fiction over the other two so if you prefer your dystopian novels told through a science fiction lens, then I'd start with Brave New World first and then move on to read the others. "
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    #5The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. Set in a totalitarian theocracy that has overthrown the United States government, the novel explores themes of women in such as individualism and independence.

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    José Antonio Áviles
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "nice"
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    #6The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn. Originally written in Russian, the book is an account of more than 200 prisoners' experiences in a gulag labor camp, including the author's own experiences.

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    Samantha Reynolds
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I was searching for best books about totalitarianism and was given the solution of The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956. While the topic doesn't specify what type of book about totalitarianism, this is about prisoners during the Russian totalitarianism regime. "
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    #7The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is a comprehensive account of Hitler's Nazi empire, starting with his rise to power and ending with their loss in the second World War.
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    Sandra Henderson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book sounds interesting to read and learn about totalitarianism. After reading the reviews, I am intrigued to learning more about this book and read it to find out more about history. I have this book put on my list of reading the material and will be reading it soon."
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    #8Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Katherine Kennedy
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book was really interesting. I couldn't imagine living in this kind of society. The author really keeps you entertained with the story even if you can't notice the themes, or metaphors. It is definitely a different take on society that people should really read about."
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    #9The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)

    The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
    The Dispossessed, the 5th book in Ursula Le Guin's Hainish Cycle is about Shevek, a physicist out to reunite the people of Uras and the utopian anarchist people of Anarres, who have long been divided because of ideology.
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    Doris Reid
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book wasn't what I expected to come up when I was looking for books on totalitarianism, but I'm not sorry it did. The Dispossessed is a fantastic science-fiction novel that includes a society that functions without freedom. It isn't a scholarly, educational look at totalitarian rule, but it is an intriguing one that you can learn from while enjoying it."
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    #10Gulag: A History

    Gulag: A History
    Gulag: A History is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by acclaimed journalist, Anne Applebaum. It is an account and history of the Gulag labor camps in the Soviet Union, which held hundreds of millions of prisoners in the span of 60 years.
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    Jeremy Wallace
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This was an interesting read! I learned a lot from reading this book and the history about the Gulag and recommend it if you are interested as well."

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