Below is an eight-part conversation between Chris Hedges and Sheldon Wolin (1922-2015) about, what Wolin called, “Inverted Totalitarianism.”
Briefly: Classic Totalitarianism = Politics trumps economics; Inverted Totalitarianism = Economics trumps politics. This is a conversation about political philosophy and a history of, primarily, American “democratic” politics and its precarious social institutions.
Wolin’s major books are:
Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought (Part I – 1960; Part II – 2004)
Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life, 2001.