What is a Demagogue?

A demagogue is a charismatic leader willing to use emotionally-manipulative appeals coupled with simplistic and subjective explanations to mobilize constituencies with unresolved anger and frustration in times of societal stress. Demagogues often use anti-democratic techniques including prejudice and dehumanization, and the tools of fear: Dualism, Demonization, Scapegoating, and Agressive Apocalypticism.

 

 

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