Democracy and Demagoguery: Plato’s Gorgias in the Age of Trump (Part II) | Steven Smith

How, then, to harness the power of public speech that has become the dominant power in democratic societies? This is the question that the Gorgias asks us to consider and it is especially worth taking seriously in a new era of populism, demagoguery, and fake news.

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