How A Single Demagogue Can Change A Democracy Forever

How A Single Demagogue Can Change A Democracy Forever

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Americans often think of demagogues as a feature of foreign countries with weak or non-existent democracies. But is it possible to still get a demagogue in a functioning and strong democracy? That’s the argument of Mehdi Shadmehr in his paper: “Demagogues and the Fragility of Democracy”. One of the scariest features of this research is that once a country elects a single demagogue they can create a political death spiral that can lead the countr...Read More
Americans often think of demagogues as a feature of foreign countries with weak or non-ex...Read More