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A must read if interested in politics!
on February 18, 2013
I keep thinking that each book I read is the best I've ever read, but Kevin Phillips' span of knowledge is incredible.
A blurb on the cover indicates the book is "devastating", and it certainly is.
Although much of the bad stuff writes about the four generations of Bushes is conjecture, even if one tenth or what he claims is true, it's still "devastating".
It was particularly hard to read all of the bad stuff about the Bush presidents' family because I have always been an anti-socialist, and have voted for a Bush president for four times.
On the other hand, this book was published in 2004, when George W. was still president. Now we'll never have to vote for a Bush again, so perhaps this book should be seen as an explanation as to how DEMOCRATS view the Republicans.
Kevin Phillips was a political advisor to President Nixon. He was once a "Republican", but now considers himself an Independent.
I money, greed, racism, a yen for a global empire, oil dominance and fundamentalist Christianity are the measures of a political party, then I don't want it either!
In 2016 we'll just have to nominate someone that all Americans can admire.