Ford Hall Forum: Charlie Savage discusses Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy [audio recording]

Title

Ford Hall Forum: Charlie Savage discusses Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy [audio recording]

Date

4 October 2007

Description

President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution. Is such an interpretation of presidential power necessary in an age of terrorism and imminent security threats? Or, as one critic suggests, will these new tools “lie around like a loaded weapon” for any future president, liberal or conservative, to impose his or her own agenda on the country? Charlie Savage, Boston Globe reporter and winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, joins us tonight to address the Bush administration’s expanding executive powers and what it means for the future of our country.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House as part of the Partners in Public Dialogue Series.

Source

Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)
MS113.3.1/0220

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Format

Sound recording
Sound recordings
MP3

Identifier

MS113.0220

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Duration

1:17:49

Citation

Ford Hall Forum and Savage, Charlie, “Ford Hall Forum: Charlie Savage discusses Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy [audio recording],” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed December 8, 2021, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/15107.

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