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Takeover : the return of the imperial presidency and the subversion of American democracy / Charlie Savage.

Savage, Charlie.(Author).

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  • ISBN: 0316118044 : HRD
  • Physical Description: vii, 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2007.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
A critical investigation into how the Bush-Cheney administration has worked to increase presidential power at the cost of democratic constitutional balance reveals a range of questionable executive practices, from wiretapping and conservative judicial nominations to torture and imprisonment without trial.
Subject: Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- > Political and social views.
Cheney, Richard B. > Political and social views.
Cheney, Richard B.
Executive power > United States.
Official secrets > United States.
Right-wing extremists > United States.
Fanaticism > United States.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Vice-presidents > United States > Biography
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.

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