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Potstirrer Podcast

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite!


Aug 26, 2018

Many of us think of demagogues as charismatic leaders who hold an extreme degree of power over their supporters. But why do people fall for demagogues? In this episode, Jaye takes a deep dive into the subject of demagoguery - exploring how we understand and debate political and social issues. What does a country run by demagoguery mean for democracy?


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Merritt, Carol Howard. 2017. "Liberty University, Your Roots are Showing." The Christian Century. May 15. (August 26, 2018)

Perlstein, Rick. 2012. "Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy." The Nation. November 13. (August 26, 2018)

Roberts-Miller, Patricia. 2017. Demagoguery and Democracy. New York: The Experiment.


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