Tuesday, June 22, 2004

American Dynasty, by Kevin Phillips

A book I came by browsing the library's new acquisitions. What a doozy! The book covers four generations of the Bush clan, right up to George W. Bush, trawling through their financial dealings, arms dealings, CIA links etc. etc.

The author, Kevin Phillips, is a former strategist for the Repulican party. He writes that one of the good things about writing the book was that it crystallized why he never liked the Bush family.

There's lots of dry humour and wit in the book. At one stage he describes the Bush family as a theme park.

The book has an excellent website, with responses to criticism, reviews and excerpts.

I have got out his book previous to this, Wealth and Democracy, and look forward to reading it.

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