Noun(1) a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
(1) ├ö├ç├┐Lies have always been regarded as necessary and justifiable tools not only of the politician's or the demagogue 's but also of the statesman's trade,├ö├ç├û he claimed.(2) But that a fascist demagogue could receive considerable support among workers is cause for great concern.(3) He is a powerful demagogue and a high ranking political propagandist for the Republican party.(4) While his friends admired him as a nationalist leader, his enemies simply considered him a communist, a demagogue , and a dangerous man.(5) He has still not been allowed back but proves a democrat rather than a demagogue in person.(6) Its chief glories are the demagogue , the military bully, and the spreaders of libels and false history.(7) The fear was that a charismatic leader could use the office of tribune, with its base of power in the common citizen, to become a demagogue .(8) Moreover, the circus promises the appearance of a mysterious Prince, a demagogue who is plotting untold evil.(9) the Senator was a gifted demagogue, with particular skill in manipulating the press(10) Socrates was one of the most critical opponents of the demagogues .(11) Scapegoats have been created in a demagogic and provocative fashion in order to justify the strengthening of existing laws.(12) Where such traditions are absent or weak, popular sovereignty easily turns into populist dictatorship, liberal democracy to libertinism and demagoguery .(13) Overall, this stance of ├ö├ç├┐solve X and Y before you tackle Z├ö├ç├û comes across to me as mere demagogic rhetoric, the end result of which will be that X, Y, and Z will remain unsolved.(14) In an attempt to divert the resulting social unrest, Stalinist bureaucrats and communalist demagogues fomented nationalist sentiments while seeking patrons among the major powers.(15) But it is pure demagogy to claim that the situation is significantly different in France, Holland, Belgium, Italy or any other European country.(16) Secondly, the continuing decline in living standards has led to a level of desperation and social degradation that provides a fruitful basis for the emergence of right-wing demagogues .
1. rabble-rouser ::
2. agitator ::
3. political agitator ::
4. soapbox orator ::
5. firebrand ::
7. provocateur ::
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