Powerful words, Mr. Reich... and quite inspiring:
"Leaders inspire tolerance. Demagogues incite hate.
"Leaders empower the powerless; they give them voice and respect. Demagogues scapegoat the powerless; they use scapegoating as a means to fortify their power."
I don't think George Wallace should be on the list because he had the courage and grace to publicly repent his actions, and that was a tremendous precedent in the Deep South.
Carson is a demagogue for another reason: his complete misogynistic sell-out on women's rights. Today on "Democracy.Now" Amy Goodman airs him comparing tolerance for slavery with tolerance for abortion. His stance is that even after rape, a woman should have no right to an abortion. Talk about a different form of slavery (women's subjugation to patriarchal religious controls) which this male chauvinist pig has no problem with... at all. Somebody give this guy a beard and a turban and send him to the Taliban. His resume would have him fit right in!
(Irony, of ironies, the religious right wingers like this wing-nut!)