‘Pragmatism’ in Politics has Become a Useless and Abused Concept - The Chief's Thoughts - Being Libertarian
Pragmatism, as the word is commonly used today, is meaningless. Everyone and their cat is a 'pragmatist.' It is more often than not a simple and fallacious appeal to the status quo, with the invoker of 'pragmatism' essentially saying they are right because what they believe is the order of the day.