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Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom
This remarkable volume is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state. It traces the progression of power exercised by American presidents from the early American Republican up to the eventual reality of the power-hungry Caesars which later appear as president in American history. Contributors examine the usual judgments of the histori ...more
Hardcover, 826 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Mises Institute
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This book is in my library. A very good read with a comprehensive index that I used to do more research on the history of the United States. A hard to read book as it goes against much of what I was taught in high school and college. When I am discussing history with friends they find it difficult to believe what I say. Especially when it comes to the Civil War.
An indispensable collection of revisionist essays on the history of the American presidency shedding some light on the true stories of the "glorious leaders" that have helped transform America from a land of freedom to a realm of executive tyranny.