Realpolitik (from German: real "realistic", "practical", or "actual"; and Politik "politics", German pronunciation: [ʁeˈaːlpoliˌtɪk]) is politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral or ethical premises. In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism. The term Realpolitik is sometimes used pejoratively to imply politics that are coercive, amoral, or Machiavellian.
Posts about Realpolitik
  • WTF is GamerGate?

    … Even if you don’t know the difference between a Pikachu and a Pac-Man, chances are you’ve heard of GamerGate. While GamerGate has been raging for over a month, it officially hit the mainstream last week when The New York Times featured it on its front page. GamerGate has also been covered by mainstream publishers like The New Yorker, PBS and NPR…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digidayin Twitter- 17 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!