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The Totalitarian Temptation is not just a refutation of communism: it points to the nation-state as the other major obstacle on the 'way to a better world order.
Revel certainly suffers from shortsightedness when he proclaims his total disrespect for the past, as when he makes such flat statements as this: "one has the feeling that the totalitarian temptation is inspired by the traditional hatred for commerce and industry" or "communism bears the hallmark of closed [nationalistic] societies in which industrialism and urbanization are viewed as destroyers of traditional moral values, and globalization as a danger" so that communism to him eventually becomes a relic of the Dark Ages.
He claims that movement conservatives also suffer from the totalitarian temptation, so that we are "all" fascists now.