Haley, and the president, are likewise neither acting in a pragmatic sense as others have argued. True, they want a good deal for America in the world, but they will not do so at the expense of ethics (as a pragmatist might do). So far, they have approached international relations and diplomacy with a largely constructivist approach: that the character, ideas, beliefs, society, culture, institutions, history and nature of a country will determine how the United States deals with that country. In such a world, nations that are true, free and friendly, will be treated in a far different way than nations which are dishonest, repressive and antagonistic. A pragmatist would have walked away from Israel at the United Nations. Haley chose to stand with Israel.