from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The practices or rhetoric of a demagogue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The actions of a demagogue
- n. Rhetoric that appeals to the prejudices of the people
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Action characteristic of a demagogue; demagogism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
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Now, true, Madison was concerned about what -- what he called demagoguery, democratic politics that was violating the rights of property in his state of Virginia and elsewhere.
She said sometimes listens to talk radio on her way home from work and is appalled by what she describes as demagoguery that seems designed only to make people angry and fearful.
Advances in demagoguery technology make actually buying off the middle obsolete.
April 9th, 2010 at 10: 18 am wwew says: more brainless demagoguery from the immoral toad that is too dumb to know how dumb he is.
Now that the office has degenerated into a plebiscitary presidency, this sort of demagoguery is taken for granted.
"At a time when anti-immigrant demagoguery is again on the rise, Romántico's close and unsentimental encounter with the life of an undocumented migrant and his family - skillfully rendered in an intimate verité style - locates the real engine of social upheaval in the underlying poverty and insecurity of a transnational economy," writes Robert Avila at SF360.
Political demagoguery is wrong, but half-hearted political demagoguery is just sad.
However, you lost me when you followed the excerpts from Aristotle, Homer and Cicero with, "As such, unfortunately, classic demagoguery is a Democratic/liberal/Marxist trait, not generally a Republican one."
As such, unfortunately, classic demagoguery is a Democratic/liberal/Marxist trait, not generally a Republican one.
The goal of demagoguery is power: “Dionysis established a claim to become tyrant when he accused … the rich, since his hostility to them caused him to be trusted as a true man of the people.”