The Cult of Personality - New Media and New Fascism

Optimal Politics Podcast

Oct 24 2022 • 5 mins

What do they really know that makes us want to follow them? The advent of mass production of media, including posters, and the motion picture was a major factor in the efforts of WWII on both sides. But it also contributed, starting even earlier, to a new growth in the Cult of Personality. We are seeing a new growth in this Cult of Personality with the rise and expansion of social media. On this podcast, Nate explores the problems associated with giving others our power and the potentially corrupting nature of adulation.

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