Sunday, October 3, 2010

The history of the extra-Constitutional Presidency

Garry Wills is an historian and author of "The Modern Presidency and the National Security State."  Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills argues that the atomic bomb paved the way for presidential authority that has "enfeebled" Congress and the courts, and that reached its apex with George W. Bush.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 11, 2010. It's about an hour and 5 minutes.
Source: Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive

Scott Horton Interviews Juan Cole

Juan Cole wrote the book "Engaging the Muslim World", and he talks about Gaza's transformation into a blockaded prison, and Israeli officials involvement in Gaza war crimes who would risk arrest if they travel abroad, and Egypt detention of human rights activists who bringing aid to the occupied territories. It's about 33 minutes.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Juan Cole on January 10, 2010

Music includes Folsom Prison Blues, Agent Orange, Baby, I've Been Thinking.

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