Definition of demagogy in US English:



  • See demagogue

    • ‘The closest we get to your representation of consumer capitalism is the strategy of pattern recognition, but even that is still miles away from your neoliberal demagogy.’
    • ‘Paranoia can be fun as a plot device. As national policy, however, it is extraordinarily dangerous, leading to the worst sort of demagogy and extremism.’
    • ‘With his characteristic demagogy, he denounced the opposition leaders as ‘responsible for 15 years of corruption and misleading the country.’’
    • ‘But it is pure demagogy to claim that the situation is significantly different in France, Holland, Belgium, Italy or any other European country.’
    • ‘Many cling to this illusion, giving rise to personality cults that eventually lead to demagogy and authoritarianism.’