The Modern Presidency and the National Security State with Garry Wills (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
The Modern Presidency and the National Security State with Garry Wills (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 4/26/2010; 57 minutes


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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian, critic, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills for a discussion his new book, "Bomb Power." Wills recalls his formative influences including his Catholic faith and education; William Buckley and the editors of The National Review; the Vietnam War protests; and the Civil Rights movement. He compares Obama to past presidents and explains why his support turned to criticism. He analyzes the impact of the atomic bomb on the U.S. constitutional system arguing that its development created a national security state characterized by an enlargement of Presidential power at the expense of other branches of government. (#18336)

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