The flaws in governing by crisis | afr.com


Henry Kissinger is said to have had a rule: never touch a problem until it is red hot. The logic was simple: it takes a crisis to end the arguments and galvanize support for a solution.

The idea of political leaders deliberately allowing crises to develop may seem Machiavellian, but there are plenty of examples of highly respected politicians following Kissinger’s dictum.

The behavior of Europe’s leaders in the euro crisis is one.

Source: The flaws in governing by crisis | afr.com

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