The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy
By (author) Charlie Savage
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Takeover by Charlie Savage
Book DescriptionIn 1789, the Founders devised a system of checks and balances to keep kingly powers out of the hands of presidents. But in the 1970s and 80s, a faction of Republicans, outraged by the weakening of the presidency after Watergate and Vietnam, abandoned the traditional conservative suspicion of concentrated government power. These men hatched a plot that would allow the White House to wield enormous powers, operating behind a veil of secrecy and unchecked by Congress or the courts.Today's administration is bringing this project to fruition. TAKEOVER reveals the machinations behind the headlines and lays bare a hidden agenda three decades in the making, one that links warrantless wiretapping and Bush's judicial nominees, torture and Cheney's energy task force, the faith-based initiative and the imprisonment of citizens without trial. It tells the story of how a group of true believers, led by Cheney, set out to establish near-monarchical executive powers that, in the words of one conservative critic, 'will lie around like a loaded weapon' for any future president.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316118040
(234mm x 153mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charlie Savage
Power Wars, Hardback (December 2015)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage asks "Has Obama become Bush?" in this deeply-reported investigation of the national security state.
Takeover, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Charlie Savage
An investigation into how the Bush-Cheney administration has seized vast powers for the presidency to permanently alter the constitutional balance of American democracy.
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Author Biography - Charlie Savage
Charlie Savage began his reporting career in 1999, covering local and state government for the Miami Herald. In 2003, he joined the Boston Globe's Washington Bureau. Savage lives in Washington, DC with his wife and son.
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