Origin of realpolitik
OTHER WORDS FROM realpolitikre·al·po·li·tik·er [rey-ahl-poh-lee-ti-ker, ree-], /reɪˈɑl poʊˌli tɪ kər, ri-/, noun
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How to use realpolitik in a sentence
Some of the darkest days of the Cold War—governed by realpolitik calculations of power—were also suffused with human rights concerns at the highest official levels.George Shultz Showed U.S. Foreign Policy Is Strongest When We Combine Realism and Human Rights|Robert D. Kaplan|February 9, 2021|Time
The rhetoric has been harsh, but given the realpolitik of East African foreign policy, the actions have been decidedly mixed.
Murder could now be weighed as a necessary price to pay for realpolitik.
And these odds were often set by realpolitik, rather than a moral compass.
For more almost two hours, the conversation moved back and forth between liberal idealism and populist realpolitik.All In on Gitmo: Obama Returns to Fight for a Shutdown|Daniel Klaidman|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If there is a theme that runs through Hagel's syllabus choices, it's a pretty realpolitik one.
Having turned the neutral world into enemies, Realpolitik was now ready to turn Germany's allies into neutrals.World's War Events, Volume III|Various
In the second half of the nineteenth century Macchiavellism received the name of practical policy (Realpolitik).Morals and the Evolution of Man|Max Simon Nordau
This, of course, does not tend to enhance the realpolitik instincts of the nation.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
He little knew, poor man, how much he was flattering our capacity for Realpolitik!
As it was, Realpolitik counselled prudence, and the observance of the forms of Christianity.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)|John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for realpolitik
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Cultural definitions for 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.