Demagogy

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Demagogy

 

deceit by false promises, flattery, and intentional distortion of facts. Demagogy is widely used by bourgeois politicians and their opportunistic underlings to win the confidence of the masses. It is especially widespread in election campaigns and in the yellow press and broadcasting in capitalist countries.

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