A roundtable discussion with UCLA Professor of Law Jon D. Michaels on his new book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic.
Responding to President Trump’s plan to "deconstruct the administrative state," Constitutional Coup urges—and maps out—an agenda for democratic reform and constitutional redemption. Author and Pacific Council member Jon D. Michaels will discuss military and intelligence privatization, the "deep state," contemporary neoliberalism, balancing civil-military relations, and the role of a strong, apolitical bureaucracy for both foreign and domestic affairs.
Is there such a thing as the "deep state," and should it be feared? What are the dangers of privatizing military and intelligence operations?
Mr. Jon D. Michaels, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles
Jon Michaels is a professor of law at UCLA School of Law. His scholarly and teaching interests include constitutional law, administrative law, national security law, the separation of powers, presidential power, regulation, bureaucracy, and privatization. Read more.