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New Zealand World

The insipid cult of saint Jacinda Ardern

21 January 2023

5:42 PM

21 January 2023

5:42 PM

Watching Jacinda Ardern’s departure speech, I reflected that even though I invented the word cry-bully – ‘a hideous hybrid of victim and victor, weeper and walloper, duplicit Pushmi-Pullyus of the personal and the political’ – in this very magazine way back in 2015, it’s never had so many adherents as in the past couple of years, especially in the political arena.

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