Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury. Here’s how to thwart them | George Monbiot

Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury. Here’s how to thwart them | George Monbiot

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By: George Monbiot | Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury. Here’s how to thwart them | George Monbiot | Neuroscience | The Guardian

The language of violence and outrage is dominating our discourse. To defeat it, we must learn not to respond in kind

Is this democracy’s death spiral? Are we, in this country and others, falling into a lethal cycle of fury and reaction, that blocks the reasoned conversation on which civic life depends?

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