Books by Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips, a former Republican strategist, has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades. He is currently a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio and also writes for Harper’s Magazine and T


1775 by Kevin Phillips
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Impressively authoritative."
A noted historian and political commentator claims 1775 as the American Revolution's true beginning. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2006

"Other credit-happy theocracies, like Inquisition Spain, went bankrupt, collapsed under their own weight, disappeared from influence and view. Phillips's historical essay/polemic is provocative, though plenty of folks in Houston—to say nothing of Washington—won't like it at all."
A dazzling treatise on the collapse of Republican virtues under the fundamentalists and plutocrats united in the perfect storm of Bushism. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"What does the Bush Restoration mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, but consult Phillips for some disturbing scenarios that bode ill for the future of good old-fashioned democracy."
A corrupt dynasty founded on conquest, lies, and the certainty that ruler equals divine agent. Ancient China? Imperial Rome? Read full book review >
WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 14, 2002

"Sturdy economic history with a heavy dash of social criticism—and, as many conservative critics have said before of Phillips, excellent ammunition for liberals."
"Laissez-faire is a pretense," writes post-conservative pundit Phillips (The Cousins' Wars, 1999, etc.). "Government power and preferment have been used by the rich, not shunned." In other words, in this country, the rich not only get richer, they also get more privileged. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

A blistering jeremiad that gives new vibrancy to the political clichÇ that Washington is out of touch with the average American. At first glance, it would seem that any book rehashing this idea, even calling for a Jeffersonian-style electoral revolution, is hardly onto anything new. Read full book review >