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  • adjective Not pragmatic.

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  • Note that while on the surface the document appears to ask how the US should adapt to the situation, it actually labels the idea of working to sustain US influence over Taiwan "unpragmatic", which is the Ultimate Sin in foreign relations.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Note that while on the surface the document appears to ask how the US should adapt to the situation, it actually labels the idea of working to sustain US influence over Taiwan "unpragmatic", which is the Ultimate Sin in foreign relations.

    Odds and Ends for Friday

  • "Macau could stand as a symbol not of Portugal's backwardness and China's humiliation, but of an alternative (and superior) mode of sovereignty based on compromise, flexibility, and ambiguity rather than on unpragmatic notions of clarity and supremacy," Ms. Clayton writes.

    So Happy Together

  • "Macau could stand as a symbol not of Portugal's backwardness and China's humiliation, but of an alternative (and superior) mode of sovereignty based on compromise, flexibility, and ambiguity rather than on unpragmatic notions of clarity and supremacy," Ms. Clayton writes.

    So Happy Together

  • Apparently it is unpragmatic for the Welsh Government to seek powers with which they can address Welsh problems.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • "Macau could stand as a symbol not of Portugal's backwardness and China's humiliation, but of an alternative (and superior) mode of sovereignty based on compromise, flexibility, and ambiguity rather than on unpragmatic notions of clarity and supremacy," Ms. Clayton writes.

    So Happy Together

  • Apparently it is unpragmatic for the Welsh Government to seek powers with which they can address Welsh problems.

    Too Blue

  • I'm going to miss the ideological uncertainty and the unpragmatic futility (seriously, you're mailing tea bags to the White House to demand lower taxes after you just got a tax cut?).

    Greg Saunders: Pouring Some Tea on the Ground for All My Dumb Homies...

  • It's a tell tale sign of our times though and at this point i find it difficult to repress a sigh ; when the gross incompetence of a politicians faulty sense of entitlement, is allowed to make an imposition in the form of an idea, which comes to nothing other than: an unpragmatic figment of his/her imagination run unfettered and unchecked.

    Is Captain Robert Semrau being Scapegoated?

  • In vain did the remnants of the real "heroic" generation plead that this insanity was irrational, unpragmatic, god-darnit, un-Athenian.

    John Fletcher: The Iraq Expedition: Greek Drama About an American Tragedy

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