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(noun) politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives

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realpolitik



she rejects the realpolitik of her grandmother

thought it had Soviet connotations for some reason

—p.6 Their Eyes Were Watching God: What Does Soulful Mean? (3) by Zadie Smith
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2 years, 3 months ago


the realpolitik of unauthorized use is that users are not required to secure permission for uses that the rights holder will never discover

—p.79 How Copyright Broke (78) by Cory Doctorow
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What they have done is electrify Corbyn’s base with missionary zeal and determination, and infused them with a sense of the realpolitik ruthlessness with which these fights will be conducted

—p.92 The Labour Right’s Year of Misery (90) by Richard Seymour
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1 year, 10 months ago


The report was primarily a product of internal realpolitik, blocking any real critical reflection on Mao’s record or that of the party under him.

—p.18 The CCP's Success Story? (5) by Chaohua Wang
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She knew the shady pragmatics of small business ownership had shaped his cynical realpolitik

Cory's dad

—p.34 by Tony Tulathimutte
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2 years ago

The Future of Fiction
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The Future of Fiction
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The Future of Fiction
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Jonathan Franzen hopes to secure the urban necropolis from further decay through his over-the-edge realpolitik

—p.21 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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1 year, 11 months ago