practical politics


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politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations

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Mencken's observation: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
Cohen quotes H L Mencken who had suggested 'the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of themimaginary'.
It may seem a complex process but the message that Northern Ireland will send to the world will be clear: it is time to leave the conflict behind and move on to the real world of practical politics - of making decisions overschools, hospitals, the economy and jobs.
I mean that is the practical politics' when asked if he was saying `there can be no executive without a start to decommissioning.'
Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar said: "I thought it was a remarkable blend of vision and practical politics.
Martha Nussbaum challenges Waldron's thesis by arguing that classic political philosophy did speak to and about practical politics and that contemporary philosophers should, and are qualified to, do the same.
By the same token, those who work in practical politics tend, understandably, to limit their political reflections to an immediate focus on "getting things done."
Laski believed passionately that intellectuals had a place in practical politics, and though he never tried his hand as an M.P.
Karamat Ali said Jalib took part in practical politics. Going down memory lane, he said when he was, in the 1970s, working as an apprentice of the great artist Sadequain in Lahore, Jalib and writer Munnu Bhai were the two people who used to regularly visit the painter and indulge in lively socio-political debates.
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.
Praising the role of Jehangir Badr in practical politics, the President said that, "The late leader's sacrifices for the cause of democracy will be remembered forever."
Answering a question about Bilawal Bhutto he said that Bilawal will enter the practical politics when his age and experience will mature.
He explores the connection between philosophy and practical politics in the presidencies of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D.
Washington, Apr.22 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is likely to join 'practical politics' soon as he is expected to be made the president of the newly floated All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), a close aide of the autocratic ruler has revealed.
Mr Iwan, who galvanised Plaid behind a banner of Welsh freedom when elected president last year, will spell out the need to address the nuts and bolts of practical politics to change the lives of the people for the better.
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