Tuesday, May 20, 2008

King of the Hill -- A History



Two weeks ago I mentioned Kevin Phillip’s book, American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury , in my post Watching the Watcher. Mr. Phillips had an editorial in The Washington Post on Sunday that explains his positions in more detail. As a matter of fact, from my perspective, it was a pretty good summation of the book. In other words, if you find the editorial interesting you’ll like the book.

Speaking of books, Mr. Phillips has a new one out -- Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism . I suspect I’ll wind up reading that one too. Mr. Phillips was a strategist for Richard Nixon. He came up with “the Southern strategy” -- the political strategy that won the South for Nixon and transformed many a “yellow-dog Democrat” into a Republican. Mr. Phillips has since turned on the Republican Party with all the zeal of a reformed sinner.

Mr. Phillips has the gift of seeing into future further than most. Take a look at the editorial and see what you think.

The Old Titans All Collapsed. Is the U.S. Next?

I hope he isn’t as right about the future as he has been in the past.

Don Brown
May 20, 2008

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