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American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Kevin Phillips

Paraphrasing a passage from Machiavelli'sThe Prince, Kevin Phillips writes, "a ruler can ignore the mob and devote himself to the interests of the ruling class, gulling the inert majority who constitute the ruled." He then says, "Borgia references aside, … see full wiki

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Author: Kevin Phillips
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Viking Adult
2 reviews about American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune,...
review by . October 02, 2010
This is a troubling book. Kevin Phillips, a former Republican strategist and current media pundit, sheds a new light on the danger of the growing trend political dynasty in this country. Along the way, he delivers a devastation attach on the Bush family image. The author offers enlightening research and insights into the Bush family history. Yet it is his portrayal of a growing entanglement between what was once temporary elected office and the permanent government that is cause for concern. This …
review by . January 21, 2005
Approximately fifty pages into this book, I stopped reading the text and read the author information from the covers. I was very surprised to learn that he is a former Republican strategist. His book, "The Emerging Republican Majority", was called the political bible of the Nixon campaign in 1968. He served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General in the Nixon administration and after Ronald Reagan won the presidency in 1980, he was called the Republican party's leading electoral theoretician. …
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