The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken]
“The Disease of Democracy,” Notes on Democracy (1926)

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Added on 13-Jul-11 | Last updated 2-May-16
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