Realism, Realistic, or Realists may refer to:

  • Ethnographic realism, a writing style that narrates the author's anthropological observations as if they were first-hand
  • Legal realism, a jurisprudence emphasizing the substantive results of the law
  • Literary realism, a literary movement stressing the depiction of contemporary life and society as it exists or existed
  • Philosophical realism, belief that reality exists independently of observers
  • Realism art movement, 19th-century painting movement
  • Realism (arts), the general attempt to depict subjects truthfully
  • Realism (international relations), the view that world politics is driven by competitive self-interest
  • Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, art movement

"Good judgement seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration."
President Eisenhower
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