Yet he was also a realist and Realpolitiker
, with a capacity to weigh alternatives in the crisis of 1926 that distinguished him from many of those on his board, half of whom were clergy.
Palgrave Macmillan 2012) (1933) (discussing the mistaken embrace of Morgenthau as a Realpolitiker
based on a narrow slice of his writing).
However, ever the Realpolitiker
, Kissinger tirelessly argued for a German role in the world that was in accordance with its economic, military, and political might.
Forty years later, despite their much-vaunted and self-proclaimed reputation as practitioners of realism, there were few Realpolitiker
in the chancelleries and foreign ministries of the powers manipulated and played against each other by Milosevic.
Bratianu was a Realpolitiker
was noticed by one of the most intelligent and astute diplomats accredited in Bucharest during the period of neutrality.
While he seems disgusted with the social order of which he is a part and possesses a clear-eyed estimation of its failings (it is "diabolic," "satanic," a "collective madness" ), yet he also seems to critique the necessary failure of idealists from the viewpoint of a resigned realpolitiker
Discussions of foreign policy always liven up a realpolitiker
, even if he's not living.
Bruce the realpolitiker
saw from the start that a 'non-universalist' League could not make sanctions work, but also that they had to be seen to be tried.