Interview with Kevin Phillips, author of AMERICAN DYNASTY: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush (Viking).
As a public family, the Bushes are writing a dangerous new definition of the presidency, according to our guest. By uncovering relationships and connecting facts with a new clarity, Phillips comes to a stunning conclusion: the Bush family has systematically used its financial and social eminence and multi-generational access to national power to gain the White House and to subvert the American democratic ideal: government by and for the people.
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 National Public Radio, and also writes for Harper's Magazine and TIME.