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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.- A doctrine in political theory advocating the use of power and especially of physical force by a political state in the attainment of its objectives.

Usage examples (10)
  • No diplomat, no believer in machtpolitik, no moulder of prophetic phrases, what has this Kingston lawyer, of little reputation in his profession, this politician who...
  • The old Europe of Great Power rivalry, machtpolitik and spheres of influence was to become a thing of the past.
  • (A) the neocon crypto-fascists, who are attempting to impose American supremacy on an unwilling world by machtpolitik (i.e., by "might-makes-right" politics); versus
  • What is most frightening, of course, is the obscene philosophy of machtpolitik -- the craven kowtowing to the demands of brute force -- that is embodied in Judge Brown's... for more
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