Tag Archives: demagoguery

Have you made up your mind about the 2020 presidential campaign?

I realize a lot of people, i.e., voters, are jumping on a candidate now. Each Democratic presidential candidate seems to be developing a cheering squad; each Democratic candidate also seems to be developing critics. This is something I don’t quite … Continue reading

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I got issues: Why did people vote for Trump? Terror management

Reason Three Why Someone Might Have Voted for Trump: Terror Management Theory This one seems logical but doesn’t particularly excite me. Nor does it explain why some people can be driven to terror by a demagogic fool, a cartoon character. … Continue reading

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The shadow side of political charisma

Charisma. Big subject when it comes to politicians, isn’t it? And we can fight about it because what you find charismatic in a politician, I may not. Indeed, I’m not happy when the word “charisma” is applied to a politician, … Continue reading

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