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Phillips, Kevin 1940-

Works: 97 works in 312 publications in 2 languages and 28,148 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Manuscripts 
Classifications: HC110.W4, B
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American dynasty : aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
25 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical portrait of the Bush political dynasty describes their rise to power over the course of four generations, arguing that the Bush family has used its financial and social empire to gain the White House
American theocracy : the peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 3,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former Republican strategist Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the political coalition, led by radical religion, that is driving America to the brink of disaster. From Ancient Rome to the British Empire, Phillips demonstrates that every world-dominating power has been brought down by a related set of causes: a lethal combination of global over-reach, militant religion, resource problems, and ballooning debt. It is this same axis of ills that has come to define America's political and economic identity in the past decade. Military miscalculations in the Middle East, the surge of fundamentalist religion, the staggering national debt, the costs of U.S. oil dependence--together these factors are undermining our nation's security, solvency, and standing in the world. If left unchecked, the same forces will bring a debt-bloated, preachy, energy-starved America to its knees.--From publisher description
The politics of rich and poor : wealth and the American electorate in the Reagan aftermath by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of American political history, showing how policies managed to concentrate wealth in the hands of a favored few
Bad money : reckless finance, failed politics, and the global crisis of American capitalism by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The bestselling author reveals how the U.S. financial sector has hijacked our economy and put America's global future at risk. In American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips warned us of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the increasing cost of scarce oil. The current housing and mortgage debacle is proof once more of Phillips's prescience, and only the first harbinger of a national crisis. In Bad Money, Phillips describes the consequences of our misguided economic policies, our mounting debt, our collapsing housing market, our threatened oil, and the end of American domination of world markets. America's current challenges (and failures) run striking parallels to the decline of previous leading world economic powers-especially the Dutch and British. Global overreach, worn-out politics, excessive debt, and exhausted energy regimes are all chilling signals that the United States is crumbling as the world superpower. "Bad money" refers to a new phenomenon in wayward mega finance-the emergence of a U.S. economy that is globally dependent and dominated by hubris-driven financial services. Also "bad" are the risk miscalculations and strategic abusesmulti trilliontrillion-dollar products such as asset-backed securities and the lure of buccaneering vehicles like hedge funds. Finally, the U.S. dollar has been turned into bad money as it has weakened and become vulnerable to the world's other currencies. In all these ways, "bad" finance has failed the American people and pointed U.S. capitalism toward a global crisis. Bad Money is the perfect follow-up to Phillips's last book, whose dire warnings are now proving frighteningly accurate
Wealth and democracy : a political history of the American rich by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For more than thirty years, Kevin Phillips' insight into American politics and economics has helped to make history as well as record it. Now he turns his attention to the United States' history of great wealth and power, a sweeping cavalcade from the American Revolution to what he calls "the Second Gilded Age" at the turn of the twenty-first century." "The Second Gilded Age has been staggering enough in its concentration of wealth to dwarf the original Gilded Age a hundred years earlier. However, the tech crash and then the horrible events of September 11, 2001, pointed out that great riches are as vulnerable as they have ever been. In Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips charts the ongoing American saga of great wealth - how it has been accumulated, its shifting sources, and its ups and downs over more than two centuries. He explores how the rich and politically powerful have frequently worked together to create or perpetuate privilege, often at the expense of the national interest and usually at the expense of the middle and lower classes."--Jacket
Boiling point : Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the election of 1992, support for George Bush plunged to a level below Herbert Hoover's in 1932 as many middle-class suburbs voted Democratic and Ross Perot surged. In this book, Kevin Phillips shows how this populist explosion revealed a powerful new political force: widespread frustration over the decline of middle-class prosperity and the threat to the American dream." "Teenage homelessness in the Chicago suburbs ... crumpled home values in Southern California ... the worst job market for college graduates in New York City since the Great Depression: It all added up to the sharpest economic decline in decades, provoking political unrest unequaled in sixty years. There had been declines before, but no previous postwar downturn so damaged the white middle class as a whole or raised such fears that Americans might lose the unique economic privileges that they have enjoyed since World War II. Boiling Point shows in dismaying detail what has happened to the middle class since the 1970s in disposable income, earnings, home values, job prospects, public services, assets and net worth, pension safety and health insurance, and the next generation's prospects of enjoying the same rising living standards and upward mobility as its parents had. And it was not a natural result of adverse global trends but of deliberate political choices." "In the Reagan-Bush years American leaders who had once spoken up for the average family were celebrating investors, speculators, and the rich, shifting the burden of taxes from the wealthy to the middle class while starving public services and disregarding the growing debt that would punish future generations." "The populist anger so vivid in 1992 is not a onetime phenomenon. It will persist, Phillips says, until the middle class resumes the road to prosperity under government policies that it considers fair. It is on this that the politics of the 1990s now depends."--BOOK JACKET
The cousins' wars : religion, politics, and the triumph of Anglo-America by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The question at the heart of The Cousins' Wars is this: How did Anglo-America evolve over a mere three hundred years from a small Tudor kingdom into a global community with such a cultural and linguistic hegemonic grip on the world today, while the other European powers - from Spain to Germany - did not. The answer to this, according to Phillips, can be found in a close examination of the English-speaking people's three major internecine conflicts - the English Civil War, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War. These wars between cousins functioned as crucial anvils on which various religious, ethnic, and political alignments and successes were hammered out, setting Great Britain and America on a unique two-track path toward world leadership
William McKinley by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life and presidency of William McKinley, arguing that his diplomatic and military achievements, as well as the lack of major scandal during his administration, make him worthy of admission to the ranks of the near-great chief executives
Arrogant capital : Washington, Wall Street, and the frustration of American politics by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone knows that Washington is completely out of touch with the rest of the country. Now Kevin Phillips, whose bestselling books have prophesied the major watersheds of American party politics, tells us why. Washington - mired in bureaucracy, captured by the money power of Wall Street, and dominated by 90,000 lobbyists, 60,000 lawyers, and the largest concentration of special interests the world has ever seen - has become the albatross that Thomas Jefferson and our other Founding Fathers feared: a swollen capital city feeding off the country it should be governing. Throughout most of our history, the genius of American politics was that ballot revolutions every generation swept out failed establishments and created new ones. Now that can no longer happen. Feared and even hated by a majority of the citizenry, "Permanent Washington" has dug in. Using history as a chilling warning, Kevin Phillips parallels the present atrophy to that of formerly mighty and arrogant capitals like Rome, Madrid, and Amsterdam. Unchecked, Washington will - like other great powers before it - lead the country to its inevitable decline and fall. To work again, Washington must be purged and revitalized. In his unique blueprint for a political upheaval, Kevin Phillips puts Washington on notice by sounding a cry for immediate action, offering us a wide variety of remedies - some quasi-revolutionary, others more moderate, but all sure to be controversial
1775 : a good year for revolution by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What if the year that has long been commemorated as America's defining moment was in fact, misleading? In this book the author, a historian punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. 1775 was the year in which Patriots captured British forts and fought battles from the Canadian border to the Carolinas, obtained the needed gunpowder, and orchestrated the critical months of nation building in the backrooms of a secrecy-shrouded Congress. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775 such as Congress's belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England's 'rage militaire,' the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands, were the events that delivered a sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome. Here the author surveys the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations, as well as the roles of ethnicity, religion, and class to demonstrate how they had a huge effect on how the country shaped itself. This work attempts to revolutionize the understanding of America's origins
The emerging Republican majority by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
21 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Post-conservative America : people, politics, and ideology in a time of crisis by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mediacracy : American parties and politics in the communications age by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staying on top : the business case for a national industrial strategy by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electoral reform and voter participation : Federal registration, a false remedy for voter apathy by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad money [reckless finance, failed politics, and the global crisis of American capitalism] by Kevin Phillips ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former White House strategist and best-selling author Kevin Phillips critically analyzes the effects resulting from America's failed and flawed economic policies, as well as such issues as the falling housing market and ever-growing debt
American theocracy [the peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century] by Kevin Phillips ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[A]n uncompromising view of the newest stage of the GOP majority: an inept and weakly led coalition, dominated by religious zealotry, that is losing America the world's respect--and endangering her future"--Container
1775 a good year for revolution by Kevin Phillips ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this fresh history of one of America's key turning points, author Kevin Phillips charts how this tumultuous year shaped America's commitment to revolution
Boiling point : Democrats, Republicans, and the decline of middle-class prosperity by Kevin Phillips ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William McKinley by Kevin Phillips ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system
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Alternative Names
Phillips, Kevin.
Phillips, Kevin 1940-
Phillips, Kevin P.
フィリップス, ケビン・P
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