Book Discussion on Power and Constraint

Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch… read more

Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the reality is that Congress pushed back against executive power in significant ways and placed controls on the president that most people do not realize exist. This, he says, explains why President Obama has not made a major shift away from the counter-terrorism policies of the Bush administration. Professor Goldsmith was joined in discussion by three other Harvard University professors. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. This Harvard Book Store event was held in the Brattle Theatre. close

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Book Discussion on Power and Constraint

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305871-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 13, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2013

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  • May 13, 2012 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 2012 | 3:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 2012 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 2013 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2013 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2013 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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