The American Kings

Growth in Presidential Power from George Washington to Barack Obama

By Robert Kimball Shinkoskey

The American Kings

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  • ISBN: 9781625641946
  • Pages: 440
  • Publication Date: 3/4/2014
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The American Kings

Growth in Presidential Power from George Washington to Barack Obama

By Robert Kimball Shinkoskey

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625641946
  • Pages: 440
  • Publication Date: 3/4/2014
  • Retail Price: $50.00
Web Price: $40.00
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625641946
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 3/4/2014
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About-

An inevitable feature of democratic governments is the tendency of their chief executives to pursue domestic policies and foreign wars without the consent of the people. America's own presidents have studiously ignored Congress and the states and have begun to act like all-powerful kings. U.S. presidents make wild promises to get elected, use temporary crises to expand personal power, publish propaganda to divert attention away from their actions, pass out benefits to favored sections of the population in order to get re-elected, and suppress segments of the population who disagree with them. This book chronicles the story of America's lapse into tyranny at the hands of some of its best-known presidents.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Robert Shinkoskey's The American Kings is a thoughtful meditation on the causes and consequences of presidential accumulation of power. Taking each American president in turn, Shinkoskey drills down to the essence of each administration's quest for influence and reaches powerful and frightening conclusions about the potential for tyranny."
--Justin S. Vaughn, coeditor of The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations

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Robert Kimball Shinkoskey

Bio(s)-

Robert Kimball Shinkoskey is an independent scholar and author of Do My Prophets No Harm and Biblical Captivity: Aggression and Oppression in the Ancient World. He now examines the progressive concentration of power in the executive branch of the national government by popular American presidents of both political parties.

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