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01-18-2018, 08:55 AM
Sound like anyone we know in recent American history?

A cult of personality arises when a regime uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods such as government-organized demonstrations to create an idealized, heroic, and at times worshipful image of a leader, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. A cult of personality is similar to divinization, except that it is established by mass media and propaganda usually by the state, especially in totalitarian (or sometimes authoritarian) states. The term was developed by Nikita Khrushchev's initially secret speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences given on the final day of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, February 25, 1956, which criticized the lionization of Josef Stalin (and by implication his Communist contemporaries - Mao Zedong and Kim Il-Sung) for being contrary to original Marxist doctrine.

01-19-2018, 11:19 AM
I think I could put a name to that but he who would not be named might think it was about him.