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Original scientific paper

The Dark Crystal

Zoran Kurelić ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Kurelić, Z. (1996). The Dark Crystal. Politička misao, 33 (5), 86-98. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Kurelić, Zoran. "The Dark Crystal." Politička misao, vol. 33, no. 5, 1996, pp. 86-98. Accessed 24 Jan. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kurelić, Zoran. "The Dark Crystal." Politička misao 33, no. 5 (1996): 86-98.
Kurelić, Z. (1996). 'The Dark Crystal', Politička misao, 33(5), pp. 86-98. Available at: (Accessed 24 January 2020)
Kurelić Z. The Dark Crystal. Politička misao [Internet]. 1996 [cited 2020 January 24];33(5):86-98. Available from:
Z. Kurelić, "The Dark Crystal", Politička misao, vol.33, no. 5, pp. 86-98, 1996. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 24 January 2020]

Hannah Arendt presented her understanding of totalitarianism in the book The Origins of Totalitarianism, but she realized that the word origin does not really fit into her narrative and started talking about the elements of totalitarianism; the elements which crystallized into totalitarian regimes. Unfortunately that does not solve the problem because Nazism and Stalinism do not share a set of elements. The author presents and discusses the logic of Arendt’s narrative which wants to connect two disparate processes - the birth of Nazism and the birth of Stalinism. He shows how Arendt tried to solve the problem by using two methodologically different and irreconcilable understandings of totalitarianism.

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