Realism – The Politics of Austerity

Piotr Kimla


The article aims to show political realism not in the deformed framework in which his opponents – political romantics – present it, but as a universal typological category. Pietism in relation to reality forces the realists to postulate a sparse, non-military policy focused on cooperation. At the same time, it demands from its representatives that they avoid involvement beyond their own strengths and seek peaceful coexistence with their opponents in political struggles. The considerations also show the reasons why it is unlawful to bind the imperialism of Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin with political realism.

Słowa kluczowe: Political Realism and Its Characteristics, Christian Ethics vs Realistic Ethics, Napoleon’s and Hitler’s Imperialism, Realism and Its Misreadings, Alliances Between States, Strength of States, War, Realism as Moderation

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