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Is Barack Obama the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Backbencher March 7, 2014 0

George Clough considers the extent to which the modern US presidency is an ‘imperial presidency’ In 1973 Arthur Schlesinger published The Imperial Presidency, the book that first presented the idea of imperial presidential tendencies.

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Vote To Sustain The Thread Of Liberty

Vote To Sustain The Thread Of Liberty

Backbencher January 18, 2014 0

At every election, argues Ellie McHugh, we should vote only for candidates who will sustain Parliament as a check on executive power, and not as an enabler of it “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

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Review: Damian McBride’s “Power Trip”

Review: Damian McBride’s “Power Trip”

Michael St George September 25, 2013 0

Michael St George reviews “Power Trip”, the account by discredited Gordon Brown spin doctor Damian McBride of his time at the centre of power. For reprehensible things to be done in a leader’s name,

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The Tinderbox of the Middle East

Backbencher May 31, 2013 0

Stephanie Surface analyses and links the historical roots and current scenarios for the conflict in Syria. Some of the seeds of the current tinderbox situation in the Middle East seemed to have been planted

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