The Imperial Presidency: “Prognosis is Grave”

Here’s a five-minute Economist interview with Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman, who is critical of the “imperial presidency,” including that of Barak Obama.

“We need structural restraints on the imperial presidency,” he says. “Instead, both Democrats and Republicans are in love with presidential power. This is a threat to the Republic.”

He concludes, “Think of the excesses that can await us ten or twenty years down the line.”

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