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We need more political awareness in this country, and The Cult of the Presidency is a great start.
While my views have changed, Healy's book has taguht me a great deal about how the office of the president has become so powerful.
The Cult of the Presidency was perhaps one of the most enlightening political books I have ever read.
Excellent book on the American search for a political messiah. If one wants a better understanding of the love/hate relationship Americans have with the office of President of the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jerry L Marsh
Although written during the G.W. Bush administration, this work has a frightening resonance today in light of both the disregard the Obama administration shows for the rights and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James E. Swinnen
Perhaps the title gave too much away but the concept was easily understood and its' danger noted. The book could have been shorter.Published 7 months ago by Donald Huffstutler
As of this writing (December 2012), there was buzz about what a comedian said at the Soul Train music awards in Las Vegas regarding President Obama. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Efrem Sepulveda
The book was well written. But it did not tell me anything I did not already know. We Americans have put our presidency in the same slop-bucket as rock stars. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by BullDog
A year might as well be a century in the world of books about current politics. It is a refreshingly well-researched book on the ascension of executive-branch power from the... Read morePublished on July 12, 2011 by Zachary Hiwiller
Our relationship with the presidency is a lot like that Offspring song, in which the sucker with no self-esteem keeps begging for his girlfriend back, all the while knowing that... Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by Adina Cappell