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  1. The Cult of the Presidency, Updated: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power
    The Cult of the Presidency, Updated: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power
    The Cult of the Presidency, Updated: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power
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  2. The Cult of the Presidency, Updated: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power

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The Bush years have given rise to fears of a resurgent Imperial Presidency, but the problem cannot be solved simply by bringing a new administration to power. Both Left and Right agree on the boundless nature of presidential responsibility. For both sides, it is the president's job to grow the economy, teach our children well, save us from hurricanes, and even to spread democracy abroad. In short, the Imperial Presidency is the price we pay for making the office the focus of our national hopes and dreams. Combining historical scholarship, legal analysis, and cultural commentary, The Cult of the Presidency argues that the presidency needs to be reined in, with its powers checked by Congress and the courts. Only then will we begin to return the presidency to its proper constitutional role.

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Country
USA
Author
Gene Healy
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Cato Institute
EAN
9781933995199
Edition
0
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
193399519X
Label
Cato Institute
Manufacturer
Cato Institute
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
264
PublicationDate
2009-05-16
Publisher
Cato Institute
Studio
Cato Institute
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book, the second Cato Institute publication I have read, is as entertaining, engaging and refreshingly objective as it is thoughtful and well-researched (as far as I can judge from the wealth of endnotes, since I am not a political scientist). Alas, how thoroughly we have been indoctrinated from childhood to idolize our presidents -- the more powerful, the better -- to the point where our movie-hero expectations of them interfere with, and can even destroy, their ability to lead.

The U.S. president, in accordance with the worst fears of the Framers of the Constitution, seems to have indeed evolved into an elected king, with Congress usually as his handmaiden instead of his director (as the Framers intended), and with the electorate as an adoring fan club (viz. Elvis), or, in turn, a howling lynch mob (viz. Louis XVI)). However, the author does provide some reassurance that there is little danger of him/her becoming a de facto dictator in the future, with the army as... Read more
This book isn't only for college students and those interested in the office of the presidency, this book is for everyone and should certainly be read by everyone. Healy takes a very unbiased approach in examining the history of presidential aggrandizement and not only assesses how presidents have taken more power, but the responsibility everyone in the United States plays in this issue. There are things in this book that will shock you, I promise. Not to mention, its a fun read. While it certainly does have an academic tone to it, Healy has certainly targeted audiences of all ages and education.
An eye-opening look at what has become a HUGE problem in the United States.
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