Definitions

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  • n. One who supports or engages in realpolitik.

Etymologies

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realpolitik +‎ -er

Examples

  • I think a real realpolitiker would look at the situation in the Levant, and conclude that the best course of action is to just ignore everybody.

    Matthew Yglesias » Carter on Gaza

  • But there's another angle to this Angler - Cheney as Jack Bauer, the consummate fighter who will do most anything to protect his country from another attack, a realpolitiker who subscribes to Churchill's war-time view that 'truth must be protected by a bodyguard of lies.

    Tom Alderman: The Fisherman Rules -- An Audio Book Review

  • It’s not like they haven’t also been the last refuge of the coldhearted realpolitiker as well, but there is that history in the CIA of self-annointing themselves as on the side of the angels.

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » A Patronage Shop

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  • Funny word.

    April 12, 2018