The Cult-ivation of Executive Power
George Mason University School of Law
May 30, 2008
Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 513-519, Summer 2008
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-29
This short review of Gene Healy's "The Cult of the Presidency" argues that the powerful modern presidency, for all the perversities it can produce, is not the principal threat to our security or our liberties. The best recent example of the relatively modest presidency envisioned by many of the Constitution's framers, moreover, has been underappreciated by those most worried about executive imperialism.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Constitution, executive power, federal government, framers, Healy, imperialism, presidential power, presidencyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 1, 2008 ; Last revised: September 1, 2008
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