demagogue


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agitator

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a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

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A demagogue is defined as 'a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of people rather than by using rational arguments.' Of course, that ignores the question of 'what is a rational argument?' and who gets to determine that?
Responding to the pledge, ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) spokesperson Sok Eysan, called the GDP leader a 'demagogue' and said it is his political right to make his promises.
Adolf Hitler formed the party and garnered support with one demagogue based promise, on the ideologue mentioned previously.
No wonder that many peoples, including our own, will look for the false messiah in the form of a demagogue or a populist or called by the name preferred by Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and more recently, Rob Reimer: the fascist.
Winfrey, who was a Hillary Clinton supporter in the 2016 race, once indirectly referred to Trump as a "demagogue."
The German people thought they were taking part in a democratic process but Mrs Thatcher was right to claim that they are a device for "dictators and demagogues" - Nigel Farage is a demagogue - and have nothing to do with representative democracy.
One demagogue after another in Europe tried to stigmatise Jews as money-grubbers, fifth-columnists and international conspirators.
WASHINGTON: A prominent Republican activist and fundraiser says she will back Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and give money to her campaign to stop her party's nominee Donald Trump, repudiating him as a dangerous demagogue. "I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her," Meg Whitman told The New York Times Tuesday.
STEPHEN HAWKING has said the popularity of "demagogue" Donald Trump is beyond even his understanding.
Donald Trump is a demagogue. He riles people up against each other by appealing to their lowest instincts.
In a 1973 book that I wrote I defined a demagogue as, "A person who takes political advantage of social and political unrest through the use of highly emotional and prejudiced appeals to the general population or a particular segment of the general population.
Reid was a demagogue's demagogue and in love with the idea of limiting free speech, i.e., criticism of incumbents.
Beck a "nut-job demagogue" in my column on Sunday, because I realize in hindsight that the term could be considered somewhat pejorative.
He parcels them into two categories: demagogue and demaslave.
21 (ANI): In 1924, a French spy had described Adolf Hitler as "the German Mussolini" who was "not an idiot but a very cunning demagogue," a recently discovered document has revealed.