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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
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Religious demagoguism brings sudden downfall of regimes and cages the fundamentalists into political oblivion...ask the Egyptians.
In part, that document says that democracy is "a government of the masses; Results in mobocracy; Attitude toward property is communistic; Results in demagoguism, license, agitation, discontent and anarchy." Skip ahead to the 1983 Random House Unabridged Dictionary and see it telling us that democracy is "government by the people," even boldly stating, "The United States and Canada are democracies." Under this definition, there's no need for a body of law, such as a Constitution, that establishes a true republic.
(114) That many voters had 'allowed transparent demagoguism and sectional prejudices and bitterness to dominate them', and been 'a prey to those who trade upon their ignorance ,prompted calls to reassess the work of the state schools: they were clearly not producing good citizens.