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Cult of Personality

Who Controls the Rainbow? A New Memoir By Stevie Phillips Revisits the Judy Garland Myth

David Munk | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
David Munk

Even by Hollywood standards, the majesty and misery of Judy Garland's short life was extreme, defined by its operatic intensity and an epic series of (mostly) public peaks and valleys.

Is Kim Jong Il's Personality Cult Bankrupting North Korea?

Posted 12.10.2012 | World

South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reports that North Korea may be spending millions of dollars in remembrance of its late leader, Kim Jong Il. Th...

A Jewish Perspective On The Dangerous Charisma Of Power

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

What is the Jewish attitude towards rulers? The person before you may seem a god. He is a person, with the same stubborn flaws that afflict us all, if anything, they may be magnified by power.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Democracy Corps did a series of focus-groups with movement conservatives in Georgia and found them happily living in their own special reality. the conservative movement has become a cult.

Republicans Demand Equal Access to Schoolchildren

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

Amid the uproar over President Obama's grand scheme to use subliminal brainwashing to indoctrinate America's schoolchildren into his cult of personality, Republicans today demanded equal access to young minds so they could counterbalance the president's dangerous message.

Caroline Kennedy Hires Joe Lieberman "Fixer" Josh Isay

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Kennedy's first move was to pick up the phone and start working the elites, then hire a political fixer whose specialty is deceiving voters.

Why We Vote For The Happiest Cavemen

Rick Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Foster

Our attraction to certain personal characteristics is integral to how we evolved as humans. How do we leap from prehistoric clan success to modern day presidential politics?

Jason Linkins

Krugman Claims Obama Supporters Are Cult-Like | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A strong case can be made that Clinton's been roughly treated by the press. The case that cannot be made is that the Obama campaign is culpable for this treatment.