Cult of the Presidency

America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power

By Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute

Americans have increasingly expanded presidential power over recent decades by expecting the president to provide solutions for all national problems, prosperity for all, and protection from harm. Healy demonstrates how the president’s role needs to return to its properly defined constitutional limits, with its powers held in check by Congress and the courts.

"The year's most pertinent and sobering public affairs book."
— GEORGE WILL, Newsweek

Read the free e-book version of Cult of the Presidency below. Available for a limited time only.


Because of its size, the book might take a little while to load. Please be patient.

Download the full Cult of the Presidency (PDF) | Download for Kindle and other e-book readers