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  • Inteview with Kevin Phillips author of BAD MONEY

    09/19/2008 9:12:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies · 203+ views
    PBS ^ | 19 September 2008 | Bill Moyers, Kevin Phillips
    Bill Moyers sits down with former Nixon White House strategist and political and economic critic Kevin Phillips, whose latest book BAD MONEY: RECKLESS FINANCE, FAILED POLITICS, AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM explores the role that the crumbling financial sector played in the now-fragile American economy.
  • Kevin Phillips: The Old Titans All Collapsed. Is the U.S. Next?

    05/18/2008 11:19:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 148+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2008 | Kevin Phillips
    Back in August, during the panic over mortgages, Alan Greenspan offered reassurance to an anxious public. The current turmoil, the former Federal Reserve Board chairman said, strongly resembled brief financial scares such as the Russian debt crisis of 1998 or the U.S. stock market crash of 1987. Not to worry. But in the background, one could hear the groans and feel the tremors as larger political and economic tectonic plates collided. Nine months later, Greenspan's soothing analogies no longer wash. The U.S. economy faces unprecedented debt levels, soaring commodity prices and sliding home prices, to say nothing of a weak...
  • Hard numbers: The economy is worse than you know

    05/08/2008 8:00:49 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 65 replies · 522+ views
    Harper's ^ | Friday, April 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Kevin Phillips
    Hard numbers: The economy is worse than you know Ever since the 1960s, Washington has gulled its citizens and creditors by debasing official statistics, the vital instruments with which the vigor and muscle of the American economy are measured. The effect has been to create a false sense of economic achievement and rectitude, allowing us to maintain artificially low interest rates, massive government borrowing, and a dangerous reliance on mortgage and financial debt even as real economic growth has been slower than claimed. The corruption has tainted the very measures that most shape public perception of the economy: • The...
  • THE THEOCONS ARE COMING! ... Mark Steyn

    11/24/2006 9:17:01 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 74 replies · 3,710+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 27 Nov 2006 | Mark Steyn
    More and more, I wonder whether lefties mean it, any of it. Take Rosie O’Donnell. The other day, one of her co-hosts on “The View” was musing on current events and opined, “If you take radical Islam and you want to talk about what is going on there you have to…” And at this point Rosie interrupted. “One second. Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state.” Does she really believe that? That “radical Christianity” is “just as threatening” as “radical Islam”? These terms are...
  • Hooked on conspiracy theories (David Brooks on Kevin Phillips' "American Theocracy")

    05/08/2006 12:21:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,255+ views
    NY Times via Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 07, 2006 | David Brooks
    From oil to AIDS to Armageddon, liberals are buying the bizarre claims set forth in "American Theocracy." There's always been a strain of paranoia running through American politics. Back in the mid-1960s, when the right felt powerless, the John Birch Society thrived. Today, when the left feels disinherited, liberals seize upon the conspiracy fantasies of Kevin Phillips, whose book "American Theocracy" is in its fifth week on the New York Times' best-seller list. Phillips' method is pretty conventional for conspiracists -- he takes a single issue or set of data points and constructs an all-explaining story line to show how...
  • 2 authors explore the GOP's distress

    05/07/2006 2:27:02 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 213 replies · 2,657+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 7, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The Republican Party is uneasy as it shambles toward the crucial 2006 congressional elections. Many of its supporters claim to feel demoralized, if not seduced and abandoned, by the conservative president they thought they elected in 2004. With President Bush's Nixonian economic policies and unwillingness to curtail federal spending, and the Republican faithful as confused as everyone else about the Iraq War, this is a good time to gain some political perspective from two veteran architects of the Reagan Revolution. In the midst of another difficult political predicament, Germany's Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, once said he had finally found...
  • How the GOP Became God's Own Party By Kevin Phillips

    04/01/2006 7:02:16 PM PST · by Nicholas Conradin · 82 replies · 1,571+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2006 | Kevin Phillips
    Now that the GOP has been transformed by the rise of the South, the trauma of terrorism and George W. Bush's conviction that God wanted him to be president, a deeper conclusion can be drawn: The Republican Party has become the first religious party in U.S. history. We have had small-scale theocracies in North America before -- in Puritan New England and later in Mormon Utah. Today, a leading power such as the United States approaches theocracy when it meets the conditions currently on display: an elected leader who believes himself to speak for the Almighty, a ruling political party...
  • The Media's War On "War On The Christians" Conference (Don Feder Alert)

    03/31/2006 1:29:42 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 631+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 03/31/06 | Don Feder
    Last week (March 27-28), Vision America convened a War On Christians conference in Washington, D.C. It was the first to address escalating attacks on Christians from Hollywood, the news media, academia, the courts, and activist groups like the ACLU and Anti-Defamation League. Speakers included scholars, authors, clergy (among them an Orthodox rabbi), lawyers and members of Congress. Delegates came from as far away as South Africa. I was the conference coordinator, as well as a speaker on two panels ("Jews Confront the War On Christians" and "Hollywood: Christians Through a Distorted Lens"). You will be shocked – shocked! – to...
  • 'American Theocracy,' by Kevin Phillips Clear and Present Dangers

    03/26/2006 5:35:56 AM PST · by Darkwolf377 · 29 replies · 870+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2006 | Darkwolf377
    Four decades ago, Kevin Phillips, a young political strategist for the Republican Party, began work on what became a remarkable book. In writing "The Emerging Republican Majority" (published in 1969), he asked a very big question about American politics: How would the demographic and economic changes of postwar America shape the long-term future of the two major parties? ...(clip)...A stronger Republican Party, he believed, would restore stability and order to a society experiencing disorienting and at times violent change. Shortly before publishing his book, he joined the Nixon administration to help advance the changes he had foreseen. Phillips has remained...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/25 - 3/26 (not the live thread)

    03/24/2006 5:11:37 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 21 replies · 1,275+ views
    Network and Cable News | 3/23/06 | Network and Cable News Networks
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: The Bush administration policies are a failure and Bush has bad poll numbersBush's bad poll numbers are sinking the RepublicansBush must clean house and replace those the MSM hates (because they're not listening to us!)The paleocons and country club Republicans have turned their back on Bush (the Nixon wing of the party tries to rise again) Topics: 'Civil War'? - Tune in this weekend for a discussion of Iraq and Harvard professors' campaign against Israel. (Opinion Journal web site promo)Is Iraq really headed toward civil war? An interview with Reuel...
  • Writing American Theocracy

    03/20/2006 6:59:05 PM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 29 replies · 464+ views
    TPM ^ | 3/20/2006 | Kevin Phillips
    My underlying thesis in American Theocracy is that these are the three major perils of the United States in the early 21st century. First, radical religion – this encompasses everything from the Pat Robertson-Jerry Falwell types to the attacks on medicine and science and the Left Behind books with their End Times and Armageddon scenarios. Second, oil dependence – oil was essential to 20th century U.S. hegemony, and its growing scarcity and cost could play havoc. And third, debt is becoming a national weakness – indeed, the “borrowing” industry in the U.S. has grown so rapidly that finance has displaced...
  • The GOP's Southern Exposure

    01/05/2003 5:57:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyPapa · 30 replies · 336+ views
    Atlanta Journal COnstitution ^ | January 5, 2003 | Kevin Phillips
    This is not a month for reading too much into Trent Lott's ignoble departure from the Republican Senate leadership. While this will change the office arrangements in the U.S. Capitol, it doesn't rearrange the Republican Party, which remains overinvested in the South ideologically and overcommitted to upper-income America economically. Lott aside, January 2003 is unfolding very nicely for the political flagbearers of the Old Confederacy. By promising a referendum on the Georgia flag, Sonny Perdue rode an angry tide of rural white voters to victory in November and will soon be inaugurated as the first GOP governor of Georgia since...
  • Kevin Phillips: Giving Up (on Kerry)

    09/08/2004 6:09:55 PM PDT · by plushaye · 25 replies · 1,802+ views
    The New York Post /Page Six ^ | September 8 2004 | Richard Johnson
    THERE'S no love lost between Kevin Phillips, author of "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush," and the administration of George W. Bush. But the former White House staffer and economist was overheard at Litchfield's West Street Grill saying with a sense of resignation about John Kerry's chances of beating the president, "It's a lost cause. It's all over."
  • PBS: NOW with Bill Moyers: Moyers and Kevin Phillips theory on Bush's involvement on 9/11

    07/26/2004 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Jim_Curtis · 7 replies · 895+ views
    PBS Now with Bill Moyers | 7/24/2004 | Jim Curtis
    Read this CAREFULLY. MOYERS: Let's take a specific that is in the report and sees what it says about accountability. Look at the video of those hijackers going through the security at Dulles Airport. The commission is very specific about this. Now, the report says that screener, who's not identified by name, should have reconciled or resolved why the detector went off. But the screener never did. It names no name. Surely, though, above the screener was a supervisor. Above the supervisor was a manager. Above the manager was a CEO. Above the CEO was, you know? You never find...
  • PBS Bill Moyers & Kevin Phillips: Bush arranged for hijackers on 9/11.

    07/24/2004 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Jim_Curtis · 33 replies · 2,079+ views
    Bill Moyers' NOW | July 24, 2004 | Jim Curtis
    I couldn't sleep so I flipped the TV on about an hour ago. Normally I don't watch PBS but channel 2 comes on when I turn the TV on and they were showing the newly released video of the Dulles Airport hijackers on 9/11. I need the transcript of what came next. I just went to PBS.org and they had a transcript of Moyers interviewing this Kevin Phillips guy from a few months ago but they didn't have tonight's transcript. They were much more than implying that President Bush arranged so that the hijackers were let through. I've heard liberals...
  • Kevin Phillips’s Politics of Deceit

    03/30/2004 9:21:20 AM PST · by avoiceinwilderness · 5 replies · 170+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/30/04 | avoiceinwilderness
    By Peter Schweizer Over the course of the first three months of this election year, no book on the Bushes and the Bush presidency has sold more copies than Kevin Phillips's American Dynasty. Having spent 11 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list (currently, it's Number 4), it has been praised by Times columnist Paul Krugman as "remarkable." Yet, surprisingly, it has received little scrutiny. In the past, Phillips has written books that were based on solid documentation and used historical and economic data. Agree with him or not, you could tell that he had done his homework. But...
  • NYT Best Seller/Anti-Bush book claims: Jeb's 1994 Running Mate was a Marxist (who died in 1942)

    03/21/2004 11:21:35 AM PST · by summer · 80 replies · 303+ views
    March 21, 2004 | summer
    Note from summer: This is a true story. I was in Barnes & Nobel today, and I happened to pick up a new, non-fiction, NYT best-seller, anti-Bush book, published in January 2004, titled: American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips It is currently ranked #3 on the NYT Best Seller list for hardcover, non-fiction. Here is the cover of the book: I was reading a few pages about FL Gov Jeb Bush, and thinking it was nothing I hadn't seen before on some Dem web site, until I got to...
  • Conservative Historian Links Bush Family to Oil Scandals

    02/25/2004 5:16:32 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 50 replies · 336+ views
    Conservative Historian Links Bush Family to Oil Scandals By DYLAN FOLEYFeaturewell (02-24-04) In his new book “American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush” (Viking, $25.95), historian and political commentator Kevin Phillips, a populist social critic who has decried the growing gap between rich and poor, writes a scathing assessment of the four-generation Bush dynasty that includes the forty-third President George W. Bush. Phillips follows the Bush family preoccupations with the finance industry, oil and covert operations, and the scandals they have been attached to, from Iran-Contra to Enron. Phillips traces the rise...
  • Bush critic's speech canceled

    02/21/2004 3:28:26 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 12 replies · 135+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/20/04 | BILL HENDRICK
    Kevin Phillips, author of a best-selling book that is harshly critical of President Bush, said Friday that the Atlanta History Center had withdrawn an invitation for him to speak next Wednesday for political reasons. The History Center said the invitation to Phillips, author of "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush," had been merely "tentative." Spokeswoman Hillary Hardwick said Phillips' talk and planned book-signing, scheduled for Wednesday evening, had been canceled while planners were finalizing the center's regular schedule of speakers. Andy Ambrose, deputy director of the center, issued a written statement Friday...
  • Bush dynasty weaves tangled Mideast web (MAJOR HIT PIECE)

    02/15/2004 7:13:00 AM PST · by Alissa · 54 replies · 1,013+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Feb. 15, 2004 | Kevin Phillips
    Dynasties in American politics are dangerous. We saw it with the Kennedys, we may well see it with the Clintons, and we're certainly seeing it with the Bushes. Between now and the November election, it's crucial that Americans come to understand how four generations of the current president's family have embroiled the United States in the Middle East through CIA connections, arms shipments, rogue banks, inherited war policies and personal financial links. As early as 1964, George H.W. Bush, running for the U.S. Senate from Texas, was labeled by incumbent Democrat Ralph Yarborough as a hireling of the sheik of...
  • Book Review: 'AMERICAN DYNASTY' Needling the Bush Legacy (Can you say "Barf"?)

    01/23/2004 5:38:47 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 185+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2004 | MICHIKO KAKUTANI
    AMERICAN DYNASTY Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush. By Kevin Phillips. 397 pp. New York: Viking. $25.95. In "American Dynasty," his furious jeremiad against the Bush family, Kevin Phillips does not explicate the many differences between President George W. Bush and his father, or their very different brands of foreign policy. Instead he delivers a high-decibel, high-dudgeon rant against what he sees as their dynastic ambitions and their shared biases and motives. "Dynasties," he declares at the start of this book, "tend to show continuities of policy and interest-group bias — in the case...
  • BUSH-SAUDI TIES DESERVE HARD LOOK

    01/18/2004 11:46:18 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 100 replies · 175+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 16, 2004 | Kevin Phillips
    Dynasties in American politics are dangerous. We saw it with the Kennedys, we may well see it with the Clintons and we're certainly seeing it with the Bushes. Between now and the November election, it's crucial that Americans come to understand how four generations of the current president's family have embroiled the United States in the Middle East through CIA connections, arms shipments, rogue banks, inherited war policies and personal financial links. As early as 1964, George H.W. Bush, running for the U.S. Senate from Texas, was labeled by incumbent Democrat Ralph Yarborough as a hireling of the sheik of...
  • The House of Bush (Kevin Phillips attacks Bush in Rolling Stone)

    01/13/2004 6:20:28 AM PST · by mhking · 46 replies · 287+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1.5.04 | Eric Bates
    Listening to Kevin Phillips talk about politics, it's easy to mistake him for a populist firebrand from the 1890s. He rails against the growing inequality of wealth in America. He bemoans the unprecedented influence that private corporations hold over public institutions. He attacks the "smug conservatism" of George W. Bush and accuses the president of attempting to establish a family dynasty better suited to royalist England than to democratic America. But Phillips is no left-wing demagogue. He's not only a lifelong Republican, he's also the guy who literally wrote the book that became the blueprint for the party's dominance of...
  • American Dynasty (Kevin Phillips on C-SPAN2 at 11:58am E)

    01/11/2004 8:48:06 AM PST · by leadpenny · 16 replies · 121+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 05Jan04 | Kevin Phillips
    http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.csp SpeechAmerican Dynasty Borders Books & Music Washington, District of Columbia (United States)ID: 179790 - 01/05/2004 - 1:03 - $29.95 Phillips, Kevin, Editor and Publisher, [American Political Report] Mr. Phillips talked about his book American Dynasty about the Bush family’s political activities over several generations. His remarks focused on the family ties to business and the intelligence community, as well as their use of Machiavellian methods in wielding power. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.
  • Kevin Phillips on The Bush Dynasty

    01/11/2004 1:45:15 AM PST · by disturbed · 32 replies · 185+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan 11, 2004 | Kevin Phillips
    <p>WASHINGTON — Dynasties in American politics are dangerous. We saw it with the Kennedys, we may well see it with the Clintons and we're certainly seeing it with the Bushes. Between now and the November election, it's crucial that Americans come to understand how four generations of the current president's family have embroiled the United States in the Middle East through CIA connections, arms shipments, rogue banks, inherited war policies and personal financial links.</p>
  • Political Fireworks Possible in 2004 [Liberal Fantasy: Terrorists Disrupt GOP Convention: BARF]

    11/30/2003 10:26:03 AM PST · by nwrep · 13 replies · 414+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2003 | Kevin Phillips
    WASHINGTON — The presidential election of 2000 was one of the low points of modern U.S. politics. But the upcoming 2004 nomination contests have the potential to be exciting. Either or both conventions could be electrifying affairs. Democrats may have the first multi-ballot convention since 1952, which could be a disaster or an unexpected opportunity. Republicans, who set their convention in New York City so President Bush could return to the scene of his apparent post-9/11 political triumph, might find Manhattan circa 2004 a much less friendly international stage. There may be more FBI agents and uniformed military people in...
  • An enduring majority: Voting patterns favor the GOP

    06/05/2003 12:58:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 253+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2003 | Gary J. Andres
    <p>The dusty volume with yellowed pages sat innocuously on the gray metal shelf of a small local library. Who knew it could decipher 25 years of American political history &#8212; well almost.</p> <p>In 1969, Kevin Phillips wrote a prophetic book called the "Emerging Republican Majority," predicting a major political realignment in America, resulting in significant gains in the GOP's political strength. Mr. Phillips argued that conservative voters, particularly in the South and West, would shift allegiance from the Democrat to Republican Party, serving as the core of a new and potent electoral coalition.</p>
  • After Iraq, attack Pat Buchanan

    03/12/2003 6:04:43 AM PST · by chiller · 50 replies · 485+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/12/03 | Ben Shapiro
    A few months back, I received a magazine in the mail. I hadn't ordered it, but there it was. "The American Conservative," the title blared in white-on-blue lettering. There were two problems: It was anti-American, and it definitely wasn't conservative. The articles railed against American "imperialism," the Weekly Standard and National Review, and Israel. Kevin Phillips ripped modern conservatism as "Wall Street, Big Energy, multinational corporations, the Military-Industrial Complex, the Religious Right, the Market Extremist think-tanks, and the Rush Limbaugh Axis." He urged readers to "support Democratic retention of at least the Senate." Two weeks later, another issue of The...