Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy

In 1789, the Founding Fathers came up with a system of checks and balances to keep kingly powers out of the hands of American presidents. But in the 1970s and '80s, a faction of Republican loyalists, outraged by the fall of the imperial presidency after Watergate and the Vietnam War, abandoned conservatives' traditional suspicion of concentrated government power. These men hatched a plot that would allow the White House to return to, or even surpass, the virtually… (more)

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 05, 2007)

Parent ISBN: 9780316019613

File size: 2.1 MB

Language: English


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