In short, these "solutions" represent neither principles nor pragmatism, and instead reflect dangerous phantasms and fanaticism.
We need to blend inspiration and discipline, optimism and pragmatism, just as Walt did a half century ago.
Not surprisingly, pragmatism has greater appeal to political independents and moderates than to Republicans.
As the campaign shifts from the primary to the general, even the edgiest candidates begin to show signs of pragmatism.
Reagan succeeded because he married a reputation for principle with an instinct for pragmatism.
It is pragmatism as method which is emphasized, I take it, in the subtitle, "a new name for some old ways of thinking."
The extremes of mysticism and of pragmatism have their own expressions of worship.
He was told that pragmatism was a method, and felt obliged to pretend that this enlightened him.
It is perhaps as a matter of "taste" that pragmatism proves most unsatisfactory to it.
Yet pragmatism must respect this way, for it has massive historic vindication.
"matter-of-fact treatment," 1825, from Greek pragmat-, stem of pragma "that which has been done" (see pragmatic) + -ism. As a philosophical doctrine, 1898, said to be from 1870s; probably from German Pragmatismus. As a name for a political theory, from 1951. Related: Pragmatist (1630s as "busybody;" 1892 as "adherent of a pragmatic philosophy").
pragmatism prag·ma·tism (prāg'mə-tĭz'əm)
A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.