The Decline and Fall of the American Republic: Obama's Libyan Intervention
EUI MWP LS, 2011/02
ACKERMAN, Bruce, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic: Obama's Libyan Intervention, EUI MWP LS, 2011/02 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/18276
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The lecture traces a series of political, bureaucratic, and military transformations that have, over the past forty years, transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for charismatic extremism and bureaucratic lawlessness. Watergate, Iran-Contra, and President Bush’s legitimation of torture may well be prelude to worse breakdowns in the future – unless the presidency can be fundamentally reformed.
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Series/Number: EUI MWP LS; 2011/02