Xander Snyder and Erik Fogg

Demagogues in History... and Today

Demagogues in History... and Today

You might be worried that in the US and Western Europe, there are some pretty scary folks that are getting pretty popular. Those folks--who appeal to our fears and hatred to get power--are called demagogues. We've seen them throughout history, from the very first Democracy--Athens--up through today. Xander and Erik give a brief history of demagogues throughout history to show that we've seen this story before... and then we have a good conversation about what to do when we see demagoguery creeping in.  Direct Sources The Peloponnesian War "Demagogue" Wikipedia Page Joshua Greene's Moral Tribes Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/reconsiderpodcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration: 1 hr 2 min

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