personality cult


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personality cult

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) deliberately cultivated adulation of a person, esp a political leader
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personality cult

nPersonenkult m

personality cult

nculto della personalità
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Turkmenistan remained one of the most totalitarian countries in the world, as the Committee on National Security maintained tight control over the country, and a personality cult centered around President Saparmurat Niyazov continued.
In a "secret report" on "The Personality Cult and Its Consequences" at the 20th Party Congress in 1956, Khrushchev exposed the crimes committed in Stalin's name, and such crimes are at the bottom of the story here.
But APS sources in the region say this vision will only materialise if Niyazov radically changes his leadership style away from the centralised personality cult approach that is reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.
He urged reporters to cut down on personality cult, to pay attention to the daily life of the church, to allow space for symbols, to capture signs of hope, and to maintain an attitude of concern and humility.
WITHOUT doubt the personality cult is a sad sign of our times.
The personality cult which surrounds the sovereign Pontiff, not just in Rome but in the whole Catholic world, is expressed in the second great prayer of Good Friday which is for the pope alone.
Oxy had to write off$2.5 billion in losses from Hammer's wild global ventures and dismantle a corporate personality cult that would have done Kim Il Sung proud.
The quick answer given by the author is Mao's growing personality cult and the lack of stable institutions.
In his examination of Deng's controversial legacy, Lam explains the shift that occurred by 1992, when a personality cult began to be constructed around-Deng.
Professor Duncan's brilliant demonstration that the banishment of Boz in favour of the Dickensian personality cult of the author is directly attributable to Scott's deployment of anonymity as imperial strategy should make it impossible for future literary historians to continue to treat the boundary between the Romantic and the Victorian novel as absolute and impermeable.
"He (Modi) brooks no dissent and projects the personality cult of a strong Hindu nationalist warrior combating the nation's internal and external enemies with 'surgical strikes.' His supporters vociferously endorse this cult and throng his campaign events wearing Modi masks.
The personality cult is so infectious that former enemies issue apologies and pay homage to the Chosen One.

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