Communism has never existed just in name. What has been labeled as Communism are actually hybird forms of Socialism that incorporates Totalitarianism that is needed vs Authoritarianism like the hybird form of Socialism here in the US that is opposed to individualism and libertarianism(Capitalism).<quoted text>
So, in addition to prosecuting an illegal war with the confederacy, he was woefully ignorant of the inherent failures of any communist society? No wonder Booth shot him.
Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever necessary.
Authoritarianism is a form of social organization characterized by submission to authority as well as the administration of said authority. In politics, an authoritarian government is one in which political authority is concentrated in a small group of politicians. It is usually opposed to individualism and libertarianism.