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Takeover : the return of the imperial presidency and the subversion of American democracy

著者: Charlie Savage
出版商: New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
版本/格式:   Print book : 传记 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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This book 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. In 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,  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
提及的人: George W Bush; Richard B Cheney; Richard B Cheney; George W Bush; Richard B Cheney
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Charlie Savage
ISBN: 9780316118040 0316118044
OCLC号码: 123029209
描述: vii, 400 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
内容: Inside the bunker --
The fall of the imperial presidency and the rise of Dick Cheney : 1789-1976 --
"A cabal of zealots" : 1977-2000 --
The agenda --
"Behind closed doors" : secrecy I --
The unleashing : laws and treaties I --
"A hollow shell" : secrecy II --
The perseverance and the purge : laws and treaties II --
The torture ban --
Power of the pen : signing statements --
"To say what the law is" : the Supreme Court --
Discipline and control : the Executive Branch --
The politics of presidential power.
责任: Charlie Savage.
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An investigation into how the Bush-Cheney administration has seized vast powers for the presidency to permanently alter the constitutional balance of American democracy.  再读一些...

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