The Cult-ivation of Executive Power
Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 513-519, Summer 2008
9 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2008 Last revised: 1 Sep 2008
Date Written: May 30, 2008
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
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