ochlagogy

ochlagogy
noun /ˈɒkləɡɒɡi/
Manipulation of a mob by use of inflammatory rhetoric, casting opprobrium, and by appeal to the lowest common denominator generally; extreme and wholly unscrupulous demagogy; the practice of an ochlagogue.

One can imagine what Epicurus would have thought of the ochlagogy of Herodes Atticus and his contemporaries, and the noisy demonstrations which it evoked.


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  • ochlagogue — noun /ˈɒkləɡɒɡ/ A manipulator of a mob who holds sway by use of inflammatory rhetoric, casting opprobrium, and by appeal to the lowest common denominator generally; an extreme and wholly unscrupulous …   Wiktionary

  • ochlocrat — noun /ˈɒkləkɹæt/ An adherent of the principle of ochlocracy; a advocate of mob rule. But Lysias was an unabashed ‘ ochlocrat.’ He was at this time poor, and his citizenship was shown to be illegal almost as soon as it was granted. See Also: crat …   Wiktionary

  • demagogy — noun demagogism Syn: demagoguery, demagogism See Also: demagogic, demagogical, demagogue, ochlagogy …   Wiktionary

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