The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury
By Kevin Phillips
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143038283, 512pp.)
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc
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An explosive examination of the coalition of forces that threatens the nation, from the bestselling author of American Dynasty
In his two most recent bestselling books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips established himself as a powerful critic of the political and economic forces that ruleand imperilthe United States, tracing the ever more alarming path of the emerging Republican majoritys rise to power. Now Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the current age of global overreach, fundamentalist religion, diminishing resources, and ballooning debt under the GOP majority. With an eye to the past and a searing vision of the future, Phillips confirms what too many Americans are still unwilling to admit about the depth of our misgovernment.
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 harrowing picture of national danger that no American reader will welcome, but that none should ignore. (The New York Times Book Review)
An indispensable presentation of the case against things as they are. (Time)
Everyone should have access to what American Theocracy so powerfully tells us about our country at this critical time. (Chicago Sun-Times)
The story of the impending end of American supremacy. . . . [Phillips] brings all the strands together and puts them into context. (Salon.com)