The American Presidency 1945-2000: Illusions of Grandeur

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This volume explores the radical changes in the historical role of the president since 1945, with an opening chapter looking at the evolving nature of the office from the 18th to the 20th century. The central argument is that after 1945, as the issue of national security became the dominant theme of American politics, the power of the presidency increased enormously. Presidents could now exercise power in the name of, but not always with the consent of, the American people. The paranoia of successive presidents is another ...

The American Presidency 1945-2000: Illusions of Grandeur 2000, Sutton Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780750922777

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