Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

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A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy. In Bomb Power, bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive power and official secrecy, drawing a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush. He reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots - by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state - leaving us in a state of continuous war alert for nearly seven decades. Bold and incisive, Bomb Power casts the history of the postwar period in a new light and sounds an alarm about the continued threat to our Constitution.
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ISBN: 9780143118688

Published Date: January 25, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 278

Size: 7.75" l x 5.09" w x 0.55" h

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