Commonwealth National Podcast

Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive

Duration: 
1:06:01

Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive


Historian; Author, The Modern Presidency and the National Security State


Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills argues that the atomic bomb paved the way for presidential authority that has “enfeebled” Congress and the courts, and that reached its apex with George W. Bush.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 11, 2010.