The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
(The demagogue:) His actual purpose is never concealed from the judicious. He is always after a job for himself, and if he talks loudly enough and foolishly enough he not infrequently gets it. There then begins an inevitable cycle of disillusion. His poor victims, reaching out for the moon, find to their disquiet that what […]
He who lives by demagoguery shall die by tabloid poisoning.
A good trumpeter has the power to rouse fools into making slaughter.
There is a growing unrest and bitterness among the masses whatever be the form of government, a blind groping for escape from conditions becoming intolerable. To attribute all this to the teaching of demagogues is like attributing fever to the quickened pulse.