The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power
Doherty, Brian, Freeman
The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power by Gene Healy Cato Institute * 2008 * 264 pages * $22.95 hardcover; $13.00 e-book
Reviewed by Brian Doherty
Gene Healy relates a sad and disturbing "kids say the darndest things" anecdote in his new book. The story typifies an attitude toward government that Healy, senior editor at the Cato Institute, rightly identifies in his book's title as The Cult of the Presidency. A little girl, on hearing that President Kennedy had been murdered in 1963, wondered sadly to her mother "where would we get our food and clothes from?"
That little girl with her bizarre beliefs about the powers and …
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Publication information: Article title: The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. Contributors: Doherty, Brian - Author. Magazine title: Freeman. Volume: 59. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2009. Page number: 42+. © Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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