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Demagoguery and Democracy

Demagoguery and Democracy

by Patricia Roberts-Miller

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Overview

A clear-eyed guide to demagoguery—and how we can defeat it
 
What is demagoguery? Some demagogues are easy to spot: They rise to power through pandering, charisma, and prejudice. But, as professor Patricia Roberts-Miller explains, a demagogue is anyone who reduces all questions to us vs. them.

Why is it dangerous? Demagoguery is democracy’s greatest threat. It erodes rational debate, so that intelligent policymaking grinds to a halt. The idea that we never fall for it—that all the blame lies with them—is equally dangerous.

How can we stop it? Demagogues follow predictable patterns in what they say and do to gain power. The key to resisting demagoguery is to name it when you see it—and to know where it leads.



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ISBN-13: 9781615196760
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 419,646
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Patricia Roberts-Miller, PhD, is professor emeritus of rhetoric and writing, and the former director of the University Writing Center at University of Texas at Austin. She has been teaching the subject of demagoguery since 2002, and is the author of Demagoguery and DemocracySpeaking of RaceVoices in the Wilderness, Deliberate Conflict, Fanatical Schemes, and Rhetoric and Demagoguery. She lives in Texas.

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