Is contemporary architecture totalitarian? Yeah it is and Norman Mailer was correct too, architecture "was the first art to be engulfed by the totalitarians who distorted the search of modern architecture for simplicity, and converted it to monotony. This new architecture, this totalitarian architecture, destroys the past by dislocating us from the most powerful emotions of reality, totalitarianism leaves us further isolated in the empty landscapes of psychoses, precisely that inner landscape of void and dread which we flee by turning to totalitarian styles of life."