|Title||A Conservative Quarrel|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Eastland, Terry. - sometime Justice Department official in the Reagan
Administration, currently a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy
Center, author of Energy in the Executive|
2) Lind, Michael. - Executive Editor of The National Interest
|Taped on||Nov 30, 1992 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Dec 13, 1992|
|Duration||30 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||As WFB recounts, conservatives' esteem for the different branches of government has gone up and down over the decades; at present, none of the three looked especially appealing. Mr. Eastland's book, subtitled The Case for the Strong Presidency, is the springboard for a discussion which, although polite in tone, goes in substance beyond the level of "quarrel" to total war. ML: "I find it rather disturbing that in recent decades conservatives, because they happen to control one branch of government, the Executive Branch, started recycling ... the anti-legislative arguments which the authoritarians in the Weimar Republic, for example, rehearsed. Their argument was: The Reichstag is nothing but a collection of special interests, it's completely corrupt, whereas the President, Hindenburg, or the Chancellor somehow stands above parties ..."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Separation of powers -- United States.|
Presidents -- United States.
Executive power -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Eastland, Terry. Energy in the executive : the case for the strong presidency.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993.
United States. Congress.
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