War and the Rogue Presidency
War and the Rogue Presidency

War and the Rogue Presidency

Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure


352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Hardcover

Hardcover, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781598133226

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: May 2019
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War and the Presidency: Restoring the Republic from Congressional Failure discusses the limited role for the presidency that our nation's founders envisioned and its evolution into an out-of-control imperial position of power. Dr. Eland concludes that the presidency has gained more power through congressional timidity and abdication rather than through presidential overreach. The written Constitution enshrined Congress as the dominant branch of government. Thus, the dangerous imperial presidency is contingent and can be rolled back only with a congressional reawakening. To get Congress to do this, the author suggests ways in which internal congressional incentives can be changed to provide motivation for a legislative pushback. The author also outlines important actions Congress could take in order to reign in executive power as well as structural reforms that might limit the role of the imperial presidency.

Author Biography

Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. He has been Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and he spent fifteen years working for Congress on national security issues. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an MBA in applied economics and a PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University. His popular writings have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Times. He is the author of Partitioning for Peace, Recarving Rushmore, The Empire Has No Clothes.

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