False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency

The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power In the waning days of the Bush administration, the Cato Institute published Gene Healy’s book The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power, revealing how the demands we place on the presidency have turned it into a constitutional monstrosity.  George Will called The Cult of the Presidency “the year’s most pertinent and sobering public affairs book.”

Subsequently, Healy published False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency - which instantly became a bestselling ebook on Amazon when released. This ebook – now available for free downloading – remains a highly compelling examination of how our 44th president has stoked public demands for presidential salvation and radically extended the presidency’s dominance over American law and life.