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By Kevin Phillips

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The timber are the kin no one particularly is aware, says Kevin Phillips. This well known loss of acquaintance—nurtured by means of gauzy imagery of Maine summer time cottages, gray-haired nationwide grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers, and cowboy boots—has enable nationwide politics create a dynasticized presidency that might have horrified America's founding fathers. They, in any case, had led a revolution opposed to a succession of royal Georges.

during this devastating publication, onetime Republican strategist Phillips finds how 4 generations of trees have ascended the ladder of nationwide strength on the grounds that international battle One, turning into entrenched in the American establishment—Yale, Wall highway, the Senate, the CIA, the vice presidency, and the presidency—through a recurrent aptitude for old-boy networking, nationwide safeguard involvement, and political deception. by way of uncovering relationships and connecting proof with new readability, Phillips involves a gorgeous end: The Bush kinfolk has systematically used its monetary and social empire—its "aristocracy"—to achieve the White condominium, thereby subverting the very center of yank democracy. of their ambition, the trees finally reinvented themselves with fabulous 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 potential.

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