Lecture #13 - Political Science 1 Lecture #13 Huey Long in...

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Political Science 1 Lecture #13 3/2/10 Huey Long in Perspective Constitutional obstacles to demagogues include the separation of powers and checks and balances The extended republic mentioned in Federalist #10 Could Long have used radio to build passionate national majority that pressured Congress? o Additional obstacles include the party system and liberal political culture o Long would have had to run as a third party candidate because of Democrat mistrust with linking themselves with demagogues Great Depression was greatest challenge to institutions, and yet the party system maintained Power as Persuasion Richard Neustadt wrote a book in 1960, as a guide to John F. Kennedy Turn to the power to persuade; Article 2 of Constitution never said this o There is a price to be paid if you don’t get what you want o Rewards, bargaining, negotiating is important to make deals with people Importance of professional reputation o Skill o Toughness by delivering on commitments
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course PS 12345 taught by Professor Schickler during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Lecture #13 - Political Science 1 Lecture #13 Huey Long in...

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