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    Cult of personality
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    This article is about the political phenomenon. For the song by Living Colour, see Cult of Personality (song).
    Ho Chi Minh statue in front of the City Hall of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.

    A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized, heroic, and, at times god-like public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Sociologist Max Weber developed a tripartite classification of authority; the cult of personality holds parallels with what Weber defined as "charismatic authority". A cult of personality is similar to hero worship, except that it is established by mass media and propaganda.

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    by divineorder on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 05:53:20 AM PDT

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