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Demagoguery and the Limits of Expert Advice in Plato’s Gorgias

Matthew Landauer

in Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Plato’s Gorgias offers competing visions of the power of rhetoric, from Gorgias’ claim that orators can enslave their audiences to Socrates’ warning that orators only gain power in democracies by ... More


“Blazing Hell”: From Georgia into Alabama

DEREK CHARLES CATSAM

in Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125114
eISBN:
9780813135137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Although the Freedom Riders continued to sing freedom songs, the experiences of South Carolina revealed that the stakes had been raised for them as the movement furthered on towards the Deep South. ... More


The Ambition of Popular Control: Jacksonian Democracy and American Populism

Jeffrey A. Becker

in Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145044
eISBN:
9780813145259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145044.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Following from the institutional and historical contexts established in the previous chapters, this chapter shows how national American political ambitions are continually countered by local, ... More


Conflicted Race Nationalism: Sutton Griggs’s Imperium in Imperio (1899)

Peter Schmidt

in Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110393
eISBN:
9781604733112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110393.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents a reading of Sutton Griggs’s Imperium in Imperio (1899). It argues that the novel serves as a sobering cautionary tale about the dangers of demagoguery. Hence, the educational ... More


Naturalizing Moral Regression: A Biocultural Account

Allen Buchanan

in The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868413
eISBN:
9780190868444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868413.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter proposes a theory of moral regression, arguing that inclusivist gains can be eroded not only if certain harsh biological and social conditions indicative of out-group threat actually ... More


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