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November 8, 2002

Dr. Joseph Palermo

Presidential War Powers

Dr. Palermo, of the CSUS History Department, presented us with a fascinating talk, not only on the war powers recently given to George Bush, but also on how those powers have been used (and abused) over the past 226 years.

Although Dr. Palermo spoke for a full hour, he spent close to an additional hour dealing with the insatiable curiosity of his audience and their enthusiasm for the topic. Eventually, time ran out with many questions remaining to be asked.

Happily, Dr. Palermo has stated his willingness to return for a subsequent engagement. 

Report prepared by Bill Potts

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