Codrul Cosminului
Department of Human, Social and Political Sciences, 2020
Paper title:
Landmarks of the Viral-Metamorphic Theory. A New Interpretation of Right-Wing Totalitarianism (I)
Published in:
Issue 2, (Vol. 26) / 2020
Publishing date:
Vlad Gafița
The viral-metamorphic theory offers a new way of interpreting right-wing totalitarianism, in the context in which not even a single vision of this phenomenon has yet been achieved. Although the definitions of generic fascism, regarded as Ideal-type, are incredibly numerous and diverse, there is no unanimous opinion about its true nature. The path we chose is circumscribed by the comparative analysis of this type of totalitarianism's ideational origins, returning thus to its theoretical, philosophical and political foundations. We do not claim by any means to fully solve such a vast problem– and, if we did, of course, we would leave the sphere of historical reality and enter a world of fantasy, speculation and utopia. Within the bounds of our intellectual and spiritual possibilities, we have designed a new model of analysis of the interwar far-right, which we have called viral-metamorphic, appropriating and adapting concepts from geology (metamorphism), biology and computer science (virus/ viral), along with the wide synonymic range of the above-mentioned terms.
metamorphic, theory, right-wing totalitarianism, comparative analysis, fascism, ideal type, viral.

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