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.
Lucas waited until the company had stopped laughing over this; then he began again: "But look at it from the point of view of practical politics, comrade.
There is practical politics, there is always internal politics and there is politics that will come as a code which you have to decode to ensure you go along with your people.
PPP and other political parties in Pakistan need to revisit their principles, and from there, develop their visions and practical politics.
Shujaat Hussain President PML (Q) that I am saying Goodbye to practical politics and thereby I would not be able to perform my functions in the party.
KOHAT -- The chairman of central disciplinary committee of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf retired Lt-Gen Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah on Tuesday announced entering the practical politics, and called for doing away with 'groupings' in the party.
They said that Naqvi was a person who kept insight into international affairs and he was active in practical politics.
Focusing on the decade following 1999, Permata is able to articulate clearly the relationship of JT-PKS with the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood--something other authors tap-dance around--and the shifting positions of JT and PKS on questions of practical politics.
This is, of course, well and good, insofar as practical politics goes.

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