cultishness


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cultishness

(ˈkʌltɪʃnəs)
n
the quality of being cultish
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Pure democracy, however, is a slow-moving and messy process; reports of the General Assembly's long, contentious, and unproductive meetings became metonymic for its "inefficiencies and cultishness and the unfocused quality of the everyone-comes-everyone participates" methods (Gitlin 78).
Whether in general the media fetishize the traditionally Orthodox for their seemingly cultish ways (um, okay, you caught meI do think there is some cultishness in the most extreme forms of any religion and I do think too the media love to write about it because it all seems so dang zany to the rest of us)?
Hailed by some for its emphatic, developmental emphasis on "the universal child" and reviled by others for its rigidity and cultishness, the phenomenon of Montessori education has been chronically plagued by paradox.