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  • A thoughtful education is the best armor against demagoguery.
  • Demonizing minorities is a common tool of the demagogue.
  • Some are vulgar demagogues …. some are men of wealth who have purchased their position ….†   (source)
  • In college—where, outside of "creative writing," my only serious academic concern had been the study of the history of the American South—I had hacked out a lengthy term paper on that freakish and aborted political movement known as Populism, paying special attention to the Southern demagogues and rabble-rousers who had so often exemplified its seamier side.†   (source)
  • Senator Benton, declared the Missouri Register, is "a demagogue and a tyrant at heart …. the greatest egotist in Christendom…… Wherever he goes, whatever he does, he shows but one characteristic—that of a blustering, insolent, unscrupulous demagogue."†   (source)
  • But acting without selfish motive or private bias, those who follow the dictates of an intelligent conscience are not aristocrats, demagogues, eccentrics or callous politicians insensitive to the feelings of the public.†   (source)
  • The Republicans were already accusing the Democrats of harboring insurrectionists and traitors; and the Democratic contribution to increased intersectional distrust was a new breed of Southern demagogues, intolerant and vengeful, "sired by Reconstruction out of scalawags."†   (source)
  • He had already made several tours of Texas during the Senate's autumn recesses, comparing Calhoun with "reckless demagogues," terming Jefferson Davis "ambitious as Lucifer and cold as a lizard," and denouncing with equal vigor both "the mad fanaticism of the North" and "the mad ambition of the South."†   (source)
  • The reason they don't care is that they know what you hear in Congress is 99% tripe, ignorance and demagoguery and not to be relied upon…… " Earlier a member of the Cabinet had recorded in his diary: While I am reluctant to believe in the total depravity of the Senate, I place but little dependence on the honesty and truthfulness of a large portion of the Senators.†   (source)
  • (5) Where today a political regime establishes an official cultural policy, it is for the sake of demagogy.†   (source)
  • At first, when the demagoguery, the abasement, the small lying had its reverberation in other small lies and ultimate threats in the form of requests and suggestions among the hierarchate of the Church and he received the call to Jefferson, he forgot how he had got it for the time.†   (source)
  • The same holds true, of course, for capitalist countries and makes all talk of art for the masses there nothing but demagogy.†   (source)
  • The Royalists of to-day are demagogues, let us record it to their credit.†   (source)
  • Mr. Jones wrote a full and particular account of the dinner, which appeared duly in the Demagogue.†   (source)
  • But the demagogues of Europe have made strange discoveries.†   (source)
  • Ask that demagogue of a Marius if he is not the slave of that little tyrant of a Cosette.†   (source)
  • To think that someone like you, who uses such grand words for such shameless purposes, can accuse me of demagoguery.†   (source)
  • And then he went on to speak of "clerical demagoguery," of the absolute lust for power that condescended to rouse the denizens of the underworld when the gods quite understandably did not wish to hear from them, and suggested that the Church was apparently more concerned with the quantity than the quality of souls saved, which indicated a profound lack of spiritual nobility.†   (source)
  • He took his seat, with the studied simplicity of a demagogue; though the keen and flashing glance, that he immediately threw around the silent assembly, betrayed the more predominant temper of a tyrant.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, parliamentary questions were asked about it, and even parliamentary motions made or threatened about it by demagogues so low and ignorant as to hold that the real recipe of government was, How to do it.†   (source)
  • The moon, too, which had long been climbing overhead, and unobtrusively melting its disk into the azure,—like an ambitious demagogue, who hides his aspiring purpose by assuming the prevalent hue of popular sentiment,—now began to shine out, broad and oval, in its middle pathway.†   (source)
  • He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as the only available one, thus proving that he is himself available for any purposes of the demagogue.†   (source)
  • Some of this opposition is, of course, mere envy; the disappointment of displaced demagogues and the spite of narrow minds.†   (source)
  • A person who, fifty years ago, would probably have been tried at the Old Bailey for some demagogue proceeding, and severely punished—if not," adds Sir Leicester after a moment's pause, "if not hanged, drawn, and quartered."†   (source)
  • And, finally, to the men who feared demagogues and the natural perversity of some human beings we insisted that time and bitter experience would teach the most hardheaded.†   (source)
  • There was Mr. John Paul Jefferson Jones, titularly attached to the American Embassy and correspondent of the New York Demagogue, who, by way of making himself agreeable to the company, asked Lady Steyne, during a pause in the conversation at dinner, how his dear friend, George Gaunt, liked the Brazils?†   (source)
  • I was aware that my host had been a great leveller and an ardent demagogue forty years ago, and that his name was not unknown to fame.†   (source)
  • In 1832, the word bousingot formed the interim between the word jacobin, which had become obsolete, and the word demagogue which has since rendered such excellent service.†   (source)
  • By taking away their best equipped teachers and leaders, by slamming the door of opportunity in the faces of their bolder and brighter minds, will you make them satisfied with their lot? or will you not rather transfer their leading from the hands of men taught to think to the hands of untrained demagogues?†   (source)
  • Do you know that the orange lodges agitated for repeal of the union twenty years before O'Connell did or before the prelates of your communion denounced him as a demagogue?†   (source)
  • History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.†   (source)
  • 3 These judicious reflections contain a lesson of moderation to all the sincere lovers of the Union, and ought to put them upon their guard against hazarding anarchy, civil war, a perpetual alienation of the States from each other, and perhaps the military despotism of a victorious demagogue, in the pursuit of what they are not likely to obtain, but from time and experience.†   (source)
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