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How To Create a Cult of Personality Around You and Your Ideas: An Introduction to Continental Philosophizing

Write in such a way that precludes synopsis or abstract. That way, when you are summarized, a highly distorted and digestible pastiche of your ideas will find a broader audience. As a result, those who have read it in the original1 (regardless of whether there is any consensus among them) will become the elite gate-keepers, adding to the mystique of the text. This will create a niche industry of acolytes who are naturally motivated to maintain this mystique as well as necessitate their position as mouthpiece. Admittance to the inner circle may be granted as needed to reinvigorate the cult and to demonstrate that it is in principle possible to ascend through the ranks.

  1. or assume to be an authority otherwise []