Kevin Phillips has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades. A former White House strategist, he is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and NPR and writes for Harper s and Time. His books include New York Times bestsellers The Politics of Rich and Poor and Wealth and Democracy."
"[A] devastating examination.... That this powerful argument has been made by Kevin Phillips should be a measure of how seriously it should be taken. He is not an idealogue of the left and he is not a conspiracy theorist.... American Dynasty is an important, troubling book that should be read everywhere with care." Washington Post "Kevin Phillips is no hotheaded bomb-thrower but a seasoned wise man with deep roots in the Republican party. American Dynasty is as depressing as it is brilliant and important." Chicago Sun-Times"If Howard Dean (or any other Democrat) is elected president of the United States this year, he (or she) will owe a debt of gratitude to Kevin Phillips." New York Times Book Review"Given this left-liberal publishing phenomenon, where evil Bushies lurk around every civic bend dismantling our constitutional rights, it is with welcome relief that political commentator and one-time GOP strategist Kevin Phillips has stepped into the fray With great skill, Phillips illuminates how the Bush Dynasty has long used such old-boy organizations as Yale s Skull and Bones, the CIA, Dillon Read, and most recently the Carlyle Group to further its main objective: political-economic power." Mother Jones"A must-read for anyone skeptical of President Bush and other members of the Texas clan..." New York Daily News"American Dynasty, written with the passion of a modern-day Tom Paine, recalls all too clearly the Founding Father s words, little more than 200 years later." Seattle Times"