Featuring the author Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School, Tufts University; with comments by Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute; and Jeremy Shapiro, Fellow, Brookings Institution; moderated by Justin Logan, Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
In National Security and Double Government, Michael
Glennon examines the continuity in U.S. national security policy
from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. Glennon
explains the lack of change by pointing to the enervation of
America’s “Madisonian institutions,” namely, the Congress, the
presidency, and the courts. In Glennon’s view, these institutions
have been supplanted by a “Trumanite network” of bureaucrats who
make up the permanent national security state. National security
policymaking has been removed from public view and largely
insulated from law and politics. Glennon warns that leaving
security policy in the hands of the Trumanite network threatens
Americans’ liberties and the republican form of government. Please
join us for a discussion of this timely book.