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Declaration of disruption

A presidency characterised by pandemonium leads to polarisation, alienation, anger, unrest, violence

Peter Wehner | NYT 

One of the essential, if often unstated, job requirements of an American president is to provide stability, order and predictability in a world that tends toward chaos, disarray and entropy. When our political leaders ignore this — and certainly when they delight in disruption — the consequences can be severe. Stability is easy to take for granted, but impossible to live without. Projecting clear convictions is important for preventing adversaries from misreading America’s intentions and will. Our allies also depend on our predictability and reassuring steadiness. ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 13:38 IST