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Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills Talks About His New Book 'Bomb Power'

The power of the United States Executive Branch became a charged issue during the tenure of George W. Bush. Critics argued that the President and members of his administration were claiming unprecedented powers for the office – leaving Congress and sometimes the Constitution in its wake. But in his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills argues that an expansive, even unchecked executive has been a feature of the United States since the post World War II period. The book is called Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State. Wills says that the race to build the atomic bomb laid the groundwork for a new form of presidential power, one we still operate under today.

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