Honoring the imperative ìnever againî was more important than lofty concepts of realpolitik that tolerated slaughter.
And these odds were often set by realpolitik, rather than a moral compass.
Once in power ideological purity does have to make some room for realpolitik, but realpolitik is not moderation.
Is it the realpolitik that in this era of uncertainty works to build alliances with friends rather than burning them on every end?
U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has traditionally favored realpolitik over principle.
As it was, realpolitik counselled prudence, and the observance of the forms of Christianity.
This, of course, does not tend to enhance the realpolitik instincts of the nation.
He little knew, poor man, how much he was flattering our capacity for realpolitik!
The Hohenzollerns were supposed to be the unsurpassed practitioners of realpolitik.
In the second half of the nineteenth century Macchiavellism received the name of practical policy (realpolitik).
Governmental policies based on hard, practical considerations rather than on moral or idealistic concerns. Realpolitik is German for “the politics of reality” and is often applied to the policies of nations that consider only their own interests in dealing with other countries.