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  • n  impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace

  • How to explain the success of his cheap demagogy in the heart of a people so proud of having inherited the genius of a Wolfgang von Goethe and an Immanuel Kant?.
  • Khomeini was clearly at home with populist demagogy.
  • Throughout a hard, costly campaign, he has narrowed the gap and, toward campaign's end, was hammering at Democrat Frank O'Connor's "demagogy," lack of courage, foresight and "size.

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski in Foreign Policy In Focus
    For example, Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor in the Carter administration, argued that public support for war "should not be generated by fear-mongering or demagogy."
  • Vladimir Putin in Washington Post
    Putin said that "irresponsible demagogy, attempts to split society and to use foreign assistance and interference in the course of political struggle in Russia are not only immoral, but also illegal."
  • Ben Bernanke in MarketWatch
    We know that certain political forces, as well as some trade union leaders, have engaged in a game of demagogy and populism. But we will not toy with the country's future. We have chosen the difficult path of responsibility and we will... Costas Karamanlis Xinhua Jan 8, 2009 26184 34941 demand Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should...

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