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[Mar. 7th, 2006|11:45 am]
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Demagogy is the set of methods used by demagogues. It is a strategy of obtaining power by appealing to the gut feelings of the public, usually by powerful use of rhetoric and propaganda.

H. L. Mencken, an American critic, defined a demagogue as

"one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots."
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