By Kevin Phillips
The trees are the relations not anyone rather is aware, says Kevin Phillips. This well known loss of acquaintance—nurtured by means of gauzy imagery of Maine summer season cottages, gray-haired nationwide grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers, and cowboy boots—has permit nationwide politics create a dynasticized presidency that may have horrified America's founding fathers. They, in any case, had led a revolution opposed to a succession of royal Georges.
during this devastating booklet, onetime Republican strategist Phillips finds how 4 generations of trees have ascended the ladder of nationwide strength due to the fact that global warfare One, turning into entrenched in the American establishment—Yale, Wall road, the Senate, the CIA, the vice presidency, and the presidency—through a recurrent aptitude for old-boy networking, nationwide defense involvement, and political deception. by means of uncovering relationships and connecting evidence with new readability, Phillips involves a beautiful end: The Bush kin has systematically used its monetary and social empire—its "aristocracy"—to achieve the White condominium, thereby subverting the very middle of yank democracy. of their ambition, the trees finally reinvented themselves with superb timing, twisting and turning from silver spoon Yankees to born-again evangelical Texans. As America—and the world—holds its breath for the 2004 presidential election, American Dynasty explains the way it occurred and what all of it capability.
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American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips