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Demagoguery and Democracy

Author: Roberts-Miller, Patricia

Publisher: The Experiment

Format:Hardcover
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Demagoguery and Democracy : A clear-eyed guide to demagoguery - and how we can defeat it

What is demagoguery? Some demagogues are easy to spot: They rise to power through pandering, charisma, and prejudice. But, as professor Patricia Roberts-Miller explains, a demagogue is anyone who reduces all questions to us vs. them.

Why is it dangerous? Demagoguery is democracy's greatest threat. It erodes rational debate, so that intelligent policymaking grinds to a halt. The idea that we never fall for it - that all the blame lies with them - is equally dangerous.

How can we stop it? Demagogues follow predictable patterns in what they say and do to gain power. The key to resisting demagoguery is to name it when you see it - and to know where it leads.


Category   Subject
Political Science   Political Ideologies
Political Science   Political Process
Language Arts & Disciplines   Rhetoric

ISBN 13:9781615194087
ISBN 10:1615194088
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:135
Size:6.24" l x 4.08" w x 0.59" h
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