Talk:Kevin Phillips (political commentator)

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Religion?[edit]

Anybody have a clue on Phillips' religious background / affiliation? -- Writtenonsand 20:41, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

From a TNR bio (which has more depth on his background than just this quote):
"His father was Catholic and his mother was Protestant. He went to the Bronx High School of Science rather than to a Catholic school. "My religion was reading the Sunday papers," he explained." (Judis, John B. "Kevin Phillips, Ex-Populist" The New Republic May 22, 2006.)

Still A Student 14:37, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I found "American Theocracy" compelling in it's description of the continuation of the Confederate myths, particularly after reading "The Warrior Generals" by Buell. Iltscab (talk) 05:53, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Summaries of Books[edit]

With permission or not, the reviews copied from other websites make terrible summaries of his books. Arzachel 19:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Sentence should change[edit]

"In American Theocracy Phillips has come full circle, becoming a very harsh critic of the Republican Party (GOP)." Sounds more like a half-circle to me. Rsmoore (talk) 21:52, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

It is inaccurate since he has written previous books which were as critical of the GOP. Also this sentence is redundant echoing the exact same sentiment in an earlier paragraph.
PBS journalist Allen Dwight Callahan[1] describes the GOP "Politics Of Radical Religion, Oil, And Borrowed Money In The 21st Century" the book's subtitle and theme, as an "Unholy Alliance."[2] Is confusing and should perhaps be re-written: Allen Dwight Callahan[1] states the book's theme is that the GOP, Radical Religion, Oil, And Borrowed Money are an "Unholy Alliance."[2] Nitpyck (talk) 22:47, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Critical reception[edit]

Now with the sub-prime mess, the New Republic has removed the link #6 for the quote "However, Joseph Loconte, of the conservative thinktank the Heritage Foundation labeled it a work of "irrational, fantastical, near-nativist charges" at: (http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=w061023&s=locontesullivan102406) from their web site. The Heritage Foundation web site doesn't carry Joseph Loconte's article on Kevin Phillips or American Theocracy.

Should Joseph Loconte's comment be retained?—Preceding unsigned comment added by Titahibay (talkcontribs) 17:53, 6 April 2008 (UTC)


www.eppc.org/programs/ecl/publications/pubID.2733,programID.31/pub_detail.asp
ARTICLE- The New Republic Online  Publication Date: October 24, 2006
    • This is part one of a four-part debate between Joseph Loconte and Amy Sullivan about religious conservatives and the Bush administration. "Compared with the irrational, fantastical, near-nativist charges of a theocratic coup--from Kevin Phillips, Michelle Goldberg, Randall Balmer, et cetera--your complaint is like a fall breeze on an August afternoon." Clearly this is not a review of the book but a general attack on critics of the religious right. Nitpyck (talk) 14:26, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

CBS Radio Work[edit]

I remember listening to Phillips comments on CBS radio in the 1970s and 1980s. He was part of a group of commentators, and the program was called Spectrum. This can be added to the main page if someone has documentation.

Marxist influence?[edit]

On 6 June, User:Rirhodes added a section to this article titled 'Marxist Parallels in Phillips Analysis', claiming alleged similarities between Phillips' work and that of Marxist theorist Harry Magdoff. This section does not contain any references, and looks suspiciously like original research to me. Can anyone provide evidence that this is a notable criticism of Phillips, and has been made by reliable sources? If not, then under the WP:BLP policy, it should be deleted. Terraxos (talk) 15:57, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Category:Former conservatives?[edit]

Should he be added or would that be inappropriate?--T. Anthony (talk) 06:05, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

It seems to me that would only be appropriate if you can provide a link to a direct quote from Phillips that includes the assertion. Danellicus (talk) 18:59, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Bush family book[edit]

Why no mention of his book about the Bush family. Is that not his magnum opus? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.51.226.91 (talk) 05:07, 25 November 2008 (UTC) No the book that made him famous was- The Emerging Republican Majority. Nitpyck (talk) 06:23, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

virulent[edit]

Without some pretty reliable citation the word "virulent" reeks of POV. And this article lacks balance by spending too much space on his most recent writing and not enough on his more interesting earlier books. Nitpyck (talk) 19:13, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

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