In short, these "solutions" represent neither principles nor pragmatism, and instead reflect dangerous phantasms and fanaticism.
His fanaticism was so intense that he was thought to be a government agent and not welcomed into the anarchist circles.
Notice how central the issues of termperament and fanaticism are to Frum's critique.
fanaticism makes it easier to deal with reality; it offers the illusion of bending reality to your will.
So the basis for backing a liar is the greater cynicism and fanaticism of the GOP.
Never had the new-comer seen a concourse so wrought upon by fanaticism; never had he seen a concourse so peculiarly constituted.
But how pull the scales from off eyes blinded by fanaticism?
Much may be laid to fanaticism, and the mental derangement which it either produced or evinced.
The fanaticism of yesterday is the reform of to-day, and the victory of to-morrow.
We have already traced the destruction of the Cross at Banbury to the leaven of fanaticism.