Magazine April 25, 2016, Issue

Leviathan Rising

Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State, edited by Dean Reuter and John Yoo (Encounter, 576 pp., $32.99)

At the conclusion of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, a certain Mrs. Powel is said to have asked Benjamin Franklin whether the delegates had ended up with a republic or a monarchy. “A republic,” he answered, “if you can keep it.”

Keeping it has proved difficult. Most of President Barack Obama’s critics believe that he has been trampling on the Constitution since his first days in office. Even the most hardened critics, however, will be taken aback by the sheer scale of the damage he has inflicted on the Constitution, in ways large and small. A new book edited by the

Mario Loyola — Mr. Loyola is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and director of the Environmental Finance and Risk Management program of Florida International University.

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