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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: Politics guided by practical considerations, instead of principles or ethics.
ETYMOLOGY:From German Realpolitik, from real (real, practical) + politik (politics).
USAGE:"Also gone is Sarkozy's former mocking of realpolitik as a political cop-out of cynical diplomats without principles."
Bruce Crumley; Why France is Selling Warships to Russia; Time (New York); Mar 3, 2010.
"Under the strongman Soeharto and Cold War realpolitik pragmatism, Indonesia
received large scale US military support that leapfrogged its defense
capability among its Southeast Asian neighbors, despite widespread criticism
from international civil rights groups."
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. -Peter Mere Latham, physician and educator (1789-1875)