demagogism


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dem·a·gog·ism

 (dĕm′ə-gô′gĭz-əm, -gŏg′ĭz-)
n.
Demagoguery.

demagogism, demagoguism, demagogy

the art and practice of gaining power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people. Also demagoguery.
See also: Politics
Translations
demagogie
demagogisme
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Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.
But Slovak nationhood must be rediscovered and rebuilt in slow stages - and without the radical nationalist demagogism of Meciar, who, as an ex-communist time server, is to be regarded with suspicion.