personality cult

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personality cult

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

personality cult

nPersonenkult m

personality cult

nculto della personalità
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One reason why showcasing personal lives is a strict no- no, beyond the Communist Party's abiding objective of controlling public opinion and the public image of its leaders, is a historical post- Mao aversion to personality cults of any sort.
Once we look at the similarities between the personality cults of Hassan bin Sabah and Fethullah Gulen, the mind starts spinning in dizzying circles.
It was constitutionally democratized for disorder and enabling personality cults.
Pietersen's real disappointment is that he did not play a sport more suited to tantrums and fake personality cults than cricket, which, as this column often says, has been free of the nastier and tatty features of so many other sports.
But which democracy is it where personality cults and personal projections are order of the day?
The exhibit illustrates how this idea of larger-than-life personality cults is a "culture that appears so deeply rooted in the region," Hittalamani said.
Plamper defines modern personality cults in terms of the following characteristics: "the secularism and the new basis on popular sovereignty; the patricentrism; the targeting at the masses; the use of mass media and uniform, mass-produced cult products; and the limitation to closed societies" (5).
If Mr Miliband has lost that energy perhaps it is best that he puts his talents to use elsewhere, but the signal it sends out to a political culture badly damaged by short-term-thinking and personality cults is deeply regrettable.
Stop naming things after the disgustingly opulent, mandateless elite in what is supposed to be a democratic society, else you'll make Britain look uncomfortably similar to the personality cults in autocracies and dictatorships most of us despise.
We have seen the results of this throughout the globe, with the creation of personality cults of the likes of Gadaffi, Mobutu, Stalin, and Kim Il-Sung.
In this article I analyze how personality cults that were constructed by propaganda influenced public symbolism and everyday life in Soviet-style societies.
In addition, personality cults from Stalin to Kim Jong-il often prove effective in squelching dissent and maintaining control.