Class 21. Defending Against the Dark Arts (of Communication)

Professor Jennifer Mercieca reveals the demagogue's rhetorical tricks and how to recognize them.

We had a great discussion yesterday with Professor Jennifer Mercieca, author of Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump. We talked about what the ancient Greeks, and then the Founding Fathers, feared in a demagogue and how modern communications has changed the nature and power of the presidency. We also examined why the strategies Trump uses actually work. Check it out!

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Democracy in the (Dis)Information Age
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Asha Rangappa