(noun) politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives
she rejects the realpolitik of her grandmother
thought it had Soviet connotations for some reason
the realpolitik of unauthorized use is that users are not required to secure permission for uses that the rights holder will never discover
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
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.
She knew the shady pragmatics of small business ownership had shaped his cynical realpolitik
Jonathan Franzen hopes to secure the urban necropolis from further decay through his over-the-edge realpolitik