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Phillip Henderson

Phillip Henderson
Phillip G. Henderson is Chair of the Department of Politics at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of Managing the Presidency: The Eisenhower Legacy, and has edited the volume The Presidency Then and Now.

In sharp contrast to John Marshall’s elitist orientation—with its em­phasis on the primacy of the national government, and restraint of the excesses of democracy—Thomas Jefferson’s philosophy was at once populistic and highly individualistic... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to...

Throughout the first decade of the American republic, competing claims regarding the proper interpretation of the Constitution and the application of its principles were confined primarily to the executive branch and Congress. The Supreme Court...

A review of The American Presidency: An Intellectual History, by Forrest McDonald. Forrest McDonald's The American Presidency: An Intellectual History is a most impressive work....