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The Resource War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution, Peter Irons

War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution, Peter Irons

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War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution
Title
War powers
Title remainder
how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Peter Irons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines a fundamental question in the development of the American empire: What constraints does the Constitution place on our territorial expansion, military intervention, occupation of foreign countries, and on the power the president may exercise over American foreign policy? Worried about the dangers of unchecked executive power, the Founding Fathers deliberately assigned Congress the sole authority to make war. But the last time Congress declared war was on December 8, 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Since then, every president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush has used military force in pursuit of imperial objectives, while Congress and the Supreme Court have virtually abdicated their responsibilities to check presidential power. Legal historian Irons recounts this story of subversion from above, tracing presidents' increasing willingness to ignore congressional authority and even suspend civil liberties.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irons, Peter H.
Dewey number
342.73/0412
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5060
LC item number
.I76 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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War and emergency powers
Label
War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution, Peter Irons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-290) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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Contents
In the beginning: "the power of war and peace" -- "Not only war but public war": congressional authority in the new nation -- "A war unjust and unnecessary": seizing a continental empire -- "The great exigencies of government": the Civil War -- "Remember the Maine": the birth of imperial America -- "We must have no criticism now": the war to end all wars -- "The sole organ of the nation": the birth of the imperial presidency -- "The very bring of constitutional power": Japanese Americans and German saboteurs -- "A world-wide American empire": the imperial presidency in the Cold War -- "What every schoolboy knows": Vietnam and congressional abdication -- "We were going to war": from the Gulf War to Afghanistan -- "We will not hesitate to act alone": the American colossus in the age of preemptive war -- "The constitution is just a piece of paper": empire vs. democracy
Control code
ocm57529977
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780805075939
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2005041488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805075939
System control number
  • 800941
  • (Sirsi) o57529977
Label
War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution, Peter Irons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning: "the power of war and peace" -- "Not only war but public war": congressional authority in the new nation -- "A war unjust and unnecessary": seizing a continental empire -- "The great exigencies of government": the Civil War -- "Remember the Maine": the birth of imperial America -- "We must have no criticism now": the war to end all wars -- "The sole organ of the nation": the birth of the imperial presidency -- "The very bring of constitutional power": Japanese Americans and German saboteurs -- "A world-wide American empire": the imperial presidency in the Cold War -- "What every schoolboy knows": Vietnam and congressional abdication -- "We were going to war": from the Gulf War to Afghanistan -- "We will not hesitate to act alone": the American colossus in the age of preemptive war -- "The constitution is just a piece of paper": empire vs. democracy
Control code
ocm57529977
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780805075939
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2005041488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805075939
System control number
  • 800941
  • (Sirsi) o57529977

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