Demagogy

Demagogy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Demagogy is a strategy for gaining political power by appealing to the prejudices, emotions, fears and expectations of the public-typically via impassioned rhetoric and propaganda, and often using nationalist, populist or religious themes. What qualifies as demagogy has been the subject of debate and ambiguity since Aristophanes first used the term, in reference to the Athenian statesman, Cleon. 20th-century American social critic and humorist H. L. Mencken, defined a demagogue as "one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots."show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134962295
  • 9786134962292