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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5290373

    This is a 1/2 hr interview in streaming audio.

    Fresh Air from WHYY, March 21, 2006 Kevin Phillips rose to prominence on the heels of Richard Nixon's political triumphs. His 1969 book The Emerging Republican Majority was hailed as a visionary work of political analysis. But his new book, American Theocracy, argues that the Republican Party -- and the country -- is headed for disaster.

    Subtitled "The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century," American Theocracy puts the trials of modern America into the context of other great historical powers. From Rome to Great Britain, Phillips identifies the keys to their decline -- and draws parallels to modern America.

    Phillips wrote a 2004 bestseller, American Dynasty, about the Bush family. American Theocracy is a harsh criticism of the current Bush administration and the Republican Party. Phillips, a senior strategist for Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential bid, registered himself as a political independent in 2002.

    The Emerging Republican Majority correctly predicted the trend of American voters toward greater conservatism -- particularly in the South. Since then, Phillips has written 11 books about economics, history and politics.

    In 1978, Phillips became a radio commentator for CBS News, and in 1984, for National Public Radio as well.
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    Well when William F. Buckley starts critizing the right wing, you know a "sea change" of opinion is crossing the land. To me, choosing political parties is like choosing between leprosy and gangrene but successful regimes always put the best man in place. Politics and "wings" aside, the thing I find scariest is the lack of mindset diversity in the current administration. Succesful regimes make good decisions by putting the best people in place, not the most malleable people in place.

    Using a classroom analogy, filling the scholastic competion team with "brown nosers" who bring apples to school, raise their hand a lot with the wrong answer and who offer to wipe the blackboard instead of the quiet goofy kids in the back or the long haired dude everyone thot was a stoner but who busts the curve on all the tests is a mistake.
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    Kevin Phillips is on the 1 hr Tim Russert show on CNBC this evening at 7 PM and 10 PM.
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    He was on one of the late night shows recently too..... Letterman or Jon Stewart

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