from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat theoretically or in a speculating, idealistic way.
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Rejecting extremist as well as ideological thinking of any persuasion, I regard talk of "the death of ideology" and "pragmatism in politics" (or, as King says, "What works works") as parts of a strategy to re-ideologize European politics from the left.
So we should no longer ideologize problems, we should instead honestly express our own national interests, understand the legitimate interests of our partners, and have no more hidden agendas, where one thing is said while something else is done behind someone's back.
It seems that this is a difficulty pertaining to our times: there is as yet only one possible choice, and this choice can bear only on two equally extreme methods: either to posit a reality which is entirely permeable to history, and ideologize; or, conversely, to posit a reality which is ultimately impenetrable, irreducible, and, in this case, poetize.