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Quotation by Karl Kraus
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The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.
Karl Kraus (1874–1936), Austrian satirist. Trans. as Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths, "Lord, Forgive them ...," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 4 (1909).
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