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practical politics

n. politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations [syn: realpolitik]

Usage examples of "practical politics".

Since this is a work on practical politics, I have tried to keep political philosophy to a minimum.

As always, the President, once done with moralizing about man's estate, descended to practical politics.

But in practical politics, it does not matter what is true, but everything depends upon what the people believe to be true.

Evidently he feels that I should spend some more time in the field of practical politics to broaden my horizons.