That's how I came across this interview with Naomi Klein. There's also a transcript. She nails it.
Listening to her, it occurred to me that a case could certainly be made that virtually all Presidents in power during national crises--from James Madison forward, and including Lincoln and just about every President in the 20th Century--have used those crises to expand the powers of the presidency. And that practically speaking, none of the expanded powers won or taken have ever been rescinded or returned to the People.
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