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LIFE wrote, is marriage. the Roman Republic had endured for four centuries and ruled over millions of people around the shores of the Mediterranean It was far from a perfect democracy but the citizens of Rome had a real voice in their government in contrast to the kingdoms and autocratic empires elsewhere in the ancient world But times were hard Decades of economic downslide threats from the Middle East and political infighting had left the Roman people weary of the plodding nature of their government They were ripe for someone to take the reins of power and shake up the business-as-usual attitude of their senate Julius Caesar was a charismatic and unconventional politician who knew what the masses wanted to hear He used his immense wealth to fight his way to the highest ranks of political power The old guard politicians of Rome were horrified at his rise and did everything they could to stop him but nothing worked The more the establishment spoke against him the more the common people loved him And so the masses cheered when Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in 49 BC and swept away the career politicians He promised to shake things up and he did but it wasnt long before he proclaimed himself dictator for life He was killed on the Ides of March in 44 BC But by then it was too late The structures of republican government had been laid waste and the voice of the people was silenced for the rest of the Roman Empire Freeman holds the Qualley Chair of Classics at Luther College in Decorah Iowa and is author of over a dozen books on the ancient world including biographies of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great Loren J Samons II Very littleYou cant have democracy without demagogues Democracies breed demagogues This has been true since the beginning Demagoguery emerged in Athens concurrently with the rise of democracy One might argue that the Greek "tyrant"a strong man with popular support who often circumvented or dominated the normal avenues of power in an ancient Greek city-stateoffers a kind of precursor to the demagogue of democratic Athens Except the Greek tyrant often relied on brute force as much as rhetoric And it is the use of persuasive speech and the dependence on an electorate willing to be persuaded that marks the primary tool of the demagogue As such in a democratic environment demagogues simply cannot be avoided They are one of the natural products of a form of government that depends on elections The most one can rationally hope for is that a majority of the (participating) electorate will identify the demagogue AND reject his or her message But history again teaches us that such a reaction is unlikely In fact the identification of a "demagogue" turns out as often as not to be an act of demagoguery itself with those occupying each end of the political spectrum leveling the term against leaders springing from or appealing to the other side I would suggest that there remains one simple test that will allow voters to identify a demagogue: If the would-be leader promises to give restore provide insure or enhance a country but never asks the citizens to sacrifice pay serve or simply work then this leader is a potential demagogue By this standard most national American politicians of the last 30 years qualify as practicing demagogues John F Kennedys sacrificial challenge "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country"stands in ever starker contrast to the endless promises made by both parties today Of course Kennedy made that challenge in his inaugural address: that is after his election In the end demagoguery works when the electorate lacks the integrity and cultural imperative necessary to reject tangible and immediate gain in favor of principles that require sacrifice effort and personal responsibility Democracy therefore provides a fecund environment for the reproduction of demagogues As Shakespeares Cassius noted "The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves " Samons is Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University where he teaches ancient history Greek and Latin His most recent book Pericles and the Conquest of History (Cambridge University Press) argues that Athens greatest leader depended on and encouraged Athenian nationalism and belligerence Daniel Schily Learn from Germany and make sure that democracy speaks the language of the people A demagogue is first and foremost just a talented popular speaker In Goethes time the word had a thoroughly positive connotation After the failed revolution of 1848 Prince Metternich heavily attacked the famous revolution speakers in what was known as the "persecution of demagogues" In the subsequent restoration period free public speech was vilified Amongst the middle classes a self-serving demagogic paranoia prevailed In public political topics were discussed briefly factually soldierly so as not to arouse suspicion of incitement of the people In contrast in the theaters and on the stage an extremely eccentric style was developing The German late romanticism and early modernism came into fashion It can still be heard today in the recordings of the Mephisto performer Gustav Grndgens The music of Richard Wagner belongs to this (Incidentally as a young man he was involved in republican activities and uprisings) We also know that Adolf Hitler was an enthusiastic visitor to the opera and theater He spent years practicing theatrical poses in front of the mirror The German experience can be summarized as follows: If problems of the citizens are enduringly hidden in politics if a political idiom creeps in that no longer means anything to the people then the time has come for the actor to take to the stage But not just any actors actors who are prepared to step down from their personal stage and turn the real life of a nation into a stage The audience is at first astonished uneasy about the chutzpah then charmed and fascinated Then comes the final step the transformation of the intoxicated audience into an intoxicated nation Regrettably it is usually the narcissistically damaged actors who become political performers Hitler for instance was constantly torn between delusions of grandeur and suicidal tendencies He could have been intriguing as Hamlet As a politician he was a catastrophe Is there a drug or a vaccine The constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany has very intentionally dispensed with the post of a directly elected president and the government is elected by the parliament In addition the Federal Council is not controlled by directly elected senators but by the regional governments We currently have a chancellor whose theatrical talent is about zero and whose plain factual tone is virtually a cult Touch wood Schily is one of the co-founders of Democracy International eV in Germany He has dedicated his life to fight for more direct democracy and citizens’ participation Melissa Lane Guard against elitism Who is a demagogue While it has come to be a synonym for a certain kind of bad leader its worth remembering that the word demagogue combines root Greek words that mean simply "leader of the people" (demos or "the people"; agein or "to lead") The pejorative association originated in part in a certain kind of elitism The "demagogue" cameonly gradually in ancient Greek literary reflections more than in actual political activityto be seen as someone rising to power with the support of the "common people" who were looked down upon as the uneducated many by the elite few Most often to this opposition of class interests was added an accusation of insincerity: that the demagogue is someone who only pretends to serve the interests of the many (or does so only sometimes) Hence the thought that his or her real aim is to exploit the common people’s support to advance his or her own interests or those of a small coterie And to these concerns about overly partisan populist ends and to cloaked private ends was added the accusation that a demagogue relies on fraud or force and hides their real purposes under a cloak of populist purposes Thus "demagogue" can refer to either overly populist and partisan ends; or to deceptive or dangerous means; or to both While denunciations of demagogues originated in fear of a certain kind of populism the danger that "the people" will be invoked as a license to exclude or demonize minorities remains a real one To resist the unscrupulous means of fraud and force democracies need citizens leaders and journalists who can articulate the expected norms of politics and expose violations of them Especially effective are exposures of hypocrisy pointing out when a demagogue pretends to be speaking for "the people" but can be shown to be truly committed to the advancement of the interests of a small group or simply to his or her own aggrandizement Finally we should remember that simply slapping the label of "demagogue" onto someone does not clarify the specific dangers that they posefor as we have seen the dangers may be ones of ends means or both At the same time we should take care that in resisting those who do genuinely pose a threat to democratic norms and values we do not fall into the trap of an elitist condemnation of those groups among the people whom demagogues seek to exploit Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University specializing in ancient Greek political theory and author most recently of The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter (Princeton University Press 2015) Jason Brennan Make sure elites and the people keep each other in check In general democracy works because it doesnt work One reason why democracy tends to produce decent outcomes is that educated elite political insiders tend to control the political parties and the bureaucracy To a significant extent these elites prevent the people from simply getting what they want What we see this year with the rise of Donald Trump is what happens when the Republican establishment breaks down and is forced to run a populist candidate rather than a candidate the savvy insiders prefer Demagogues play to popular prejudices and misinformation Theres little democracies can do to stop them other than grant elites significant control over the process Education information and political deliberation havent done (and wont do) the trick Democracy suffers from an inescapable built-in flaw Each citizen gets an equal but tiny share of political power An individual voters ballot makes a difference only if she breaks a tie But the probability shell break a tie in most cases is vanishingly small Thus most voters have no incentive to be well-informed about politics or to correct their misinformed opinions They have no incentive to think rationally about politics or to process information in a reasonable way They have every incentive to indulge their biases and prejudices In a well-functioning democracy elites and the people keep each other in check To some extent the elites keep the people from implementing dumb policies policies the people support only because theyre badly informed To some extent the people keep the elites from simply running the government to their own advantage at the expense of everyone else Many supporters of democracy decry the power of elites They should be careful what they wish for Donald Trump is what happens when we the people get what we want Brennan is Flanagan Family Chair of Strategy Economics Ethics and Public Policy at Georgetown University He is the author of seven books including Against Democracy and The Ethics of Voting Dr Rafael Piñeiro It’s up to citizens to provide accountability Demagoguery is a congenic illness of democracy There is though the chance to keep it under control Citizens alienation and disenchantment with politics breed demagoguery when parties or the institutional resources available to citizens are not capable of delivering When politics becomes meaningless for a portion of the electorate the opportunity for demagogues arises Although demagogues re-engage disaffected citizens they and their political organizations cannot fulfill their promises Therefore demagogues are simply political agents taking advantage of citizens frustration with democratic representation Keeping parties and politicians in line with the preferences of the citizens is the best possible protection against demagogues Under democracy it is essentially up to citizens to make established parties and governments accountable Institutional instruments like mechanisms of direct democracy in conjunction with other resources facilitate collective action and the expression of citizens interests When democracy fulfills its promises citizens do not need to turn to demagogues for solutions Demagogues are not the bad politicians; they are just the product of the really bad ones Piñeiro is Assistant Professor at the Social and Polítical Science Department of the Universidad Católica del Uruguay Lee Drutman Protect the separation of powers In the heady times of Philadelphia 1787 the drafters of the US Constitution struggled to balance two competing insights Democracy depended on the people; but the people were not always enlightened Shays Rebellion was a top-of-mind reminder that bottom-up populist passion could turn to violence But the top-down power of the awful King George also loomed large The Founders resolved these competing insights into a complicated system of checks and balances an elaborate edifice of tension rods to balance legitimacy representation and rationality The House would be directly elected by the people; The Senate would be indirectly elected by state legislatures; The executive would also be chosen separately by special electors; And an independent judiciary would have strong powers of review And all this on top of relatively autonomous state governments To guard against demagogues the Constitution set up a system that demanded much compromise and negotiation and relied less on plebiscite power Over time the democratic impulse has weakened some of the initial elitist safeguards The Electoral College has come to reflect the popular vote Since the 1913 passage of the 17th Amendment senators are now directly elected The legislature has delegated more power to the electoral branch which has grown considerably more expansive And the modern 24/7 media has strengthened the focal plebiscite power of the presidency But the independent counterbalancing power of the three branches endures States rights remain strong And the distrust of centralized power still runs deep in the American political culture Indeed for all the criticisms that our complicated system of checks-and-balances is inefficient (it certainly is) it has held together for almost 230 years All the veto points are also safeguards against the potential power of demagogues And so far they have worked Drutman is a senior fellow in the political reform program at New America and 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