In 1950 Harry Truman sent troops to Korea without consulting Congress. Republican criticism did not withstand American hostility to Communism and American nostalgia for give ‘em hell Harry. It became a precedent. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Steve Gottlieb
Unfit for Democracy:
The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics
By Stephen E. Gottlieb
January 2016 (NYU Press)
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