Lv 7
Jim2 asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Have demagogues, like Donald Trump, ever in history been good for a nation or have they always caused harm?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A demagogue or rabble-rouser is a leader who gains popularity in a democracy by exploiting emotions, prejudice, and ignorance to arouse some against others, whipping up the passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation. That's the definition but we all won't agree on who to apply it to nor on the results.

    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Demagogues are wild cards. They will only do good if they also personally benefit. Peisistratos comes first to mind. 

  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    History has shown us over and over again that demagogues do more harm than good to a country.  First and foremost the demagogues think of what best serves their self interests. 

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