By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In "Rush to Judgment," the most prescient evaluation of the presidency of George W. Bush comes from Gil Troy, a history professor at McGill University in Canada. Mr. Troy told the author, "One of the biggest challenges in assessing Bush's presidency is the fact that his greatest achievement may have been a negative one - preventing a repeat of 9/11."
Mr. Knott writes scornfully, "For those familiar with the history of American 'commanders in chief' Madison makes George W. Bush look like Karl von Clausewitz."
He has written a splendid analysis of Alexander Hamilton, who was an early proponent of the necessity of strong executive powers.