practical politics

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Noun1.practical politics - politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
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We see in Aristotle's defence of slavery how the conception of nature as the ideal can have a debasing influence upon views of practical politics.
And I have told you," Sir Edward declared, "that war between Japan and America is not a subject within the scope of practical politics.
In my opinion, a man who has thought out a political system, and who is conscious that he has within him the power of applying it in practical politics, should keep his mind to himself, seize his opportunity and act; but if he dwells in peaceful obscurity as a simple citizen, is it not sheer lunacy to think to bring the great mass over to his opinion by means of individual discussions?
In the present case, on a matter of practical politics, I have changed my mind.
Turning to the talks currently taking place in Vienna, he said "it's a matter of practical politics as well as our own policy that Assad cannot be part of Syria's long term future.
But in practical politics they do not have moral reservations.
He has to weld principles to the world as we find it because it is the task of a leader to turn ideals into practical politics.
Late professor Jurgen Morgenthau defined practical politics as a political game based on the objective laws of human nature.
Talking about her entering politics, Reham said that she started practical politics long time ago.
Talking about PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the former president said Bilawal had almost completed his study abroad and would soon join practical politics.
Asked about the politics, BJP vice- president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said, " In practical politics, cooperation with other parties goes hand- in- hand with consolidation of own party organisation.
and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

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