The supposed principle behind “pragmatism” in politics is to approach issues and problems based on conditions on-the-ground rather than apply particular theories, concepts, and/or values. This may overlook the fact that people understand the world by using simplifying assumptions, which are based on theories, assumptions, and values, even if informally.

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Appolonia Tesera is an Indian illustrator and comic artist from Malaysia usually found bent over her desk drawing interesting people and comic journals of her personal series of unfortunate events all while trawling the internet for conspiracy theories and inspiration. Find her on Instagram @opallonia, Twitter @sunsetspice, and get in touch at