The Cult-ivation of Executive Power

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 513-519, Summer 2008

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-29

9 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2008 Last revised: 1 Sep 2008

Nelson Lund

George Mason University School of Law

Date Written: May 30, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Constitution, executive power, federal government, framers, Healy, imperialism, presidential power, presidency

Suggested Citation

Lund, Nelson, The Cult-ivation of Executive Power (May 30, 2008). Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 513-519, Summer 2008; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1139108

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