Repair would be your preference over derogation in case you saw as prohibitive certain major collateral costs or risks--say, of Caesarist
rule or political breakdown--in trying to move along now without a supposedly binding constitution in force.
In his 1982 essay "Message from MARs: The Social Politics of the New Right," Francis urged the adoption of what he called a "Caesarist
tactic." This quasi-dictatorial approach involved the assertion of executive power against the ostensible bastions of the managerial elite--"Congress, the courts, the bureaucracy, the media, etc." (14)
Unfortunately, there's no point looking to a Caesarist
for more guidance than that.
But burgeoning executive power was a constitutional catastrophe waiting to happen--awaiting the right political moment and the right Caesarist
(8.) Edward Paleit, "The 'Caesarist
' Reader and Lucan's Bellum Civile, CA.
1580-1650 (Oxford, 2013); for the attitude towards Julius Caesar, conditioned by Lucan, see Edward Paleit, 'The Caesarist
Reader and Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca.
For studies of James's imperial style, often described by scholars as a Caesarist
Roman one, see Tristan Marshall, Theatre and Empire: Great Britain on the London Stages under James VI and I (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), 31-39; Ralph Anthony Houlbrooke, James VI and I: Ideas, Authority, and Government (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006), 53-58; Simon Wortham, " of My Taill is Yet Untolde': James VI and I.
The shock to confidence that it would send through the financial system would rapidly produce violent social conflict over an unequal division of property, collapsing (like the Social Wars of ancient Rome) into a Caesarist
military despotism armed with all the resources of a modern commercial economy.
Students of the history and development of the presidency will see here early indications of what would become a more public critique of Roosevelt's Caesarist
conception of the presidency in Taft's 1915 book, Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers.
At various times, certain historians have judged the dictatorships of Bolivar in Peru and Colombia in such a way as to attribute to him Caesarist
The means by which this was managed was by the intensification of various 'Caesarist
' strategies, with which Blair himself was closely associated.