Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pragmatism and principle

I ran across an op-ed entitled "Principles and Pragmatism" on the NY Times site today.

It quotes Senator Clinton as saying - during her confirmation hearing to become Obama’s secretary of state - that her approach to foreign policy would be based on
"principles and pragmatism, not rigid ideology; on facts and evidence, not emotion or prejudice."
So I submitted the following comment:
If Senator Clinton is offering "principles and pragmatism", she doesn't know what either of them are, since pragmatism is the rejection of principles.
It is currently awaiting moderation.

Update: My comment has been posted. It's #140. It's even gotten a recommendation from another reader!

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