The Bushes are the new American aristocracy, reigning over every aspect of US politics and society. And now Bush Junior has stepped into his father's shoes and taken over the family business, ensuring the continuation of the "royal" line. Has the land of the free become the land of the loyal subject, happily voting for the son of the "old master"? What does this mean for democracy in America and the rest of the world? In this book, Kevin Phillips shows how through their single-minded, ruthless grip on the levers of power, three generations of Bushes have, since the First World War, become entrenched within the American Establishment - Yale, Wall Street, the oil industry, the CIA, the Senate and the White House. It was this determination to go with the money and court power at any cost that led to the Bushes reinventing themselves, with brilliant timing, twisting and turning, from silver-spoon Yankees to born-again Texans. Phillips is equally damning on the wider society that fostered this sort of pampered and corrupt elite: the world of nepotism, Ralph Lauren clothing and faux Englishness providing a thin veneer behind which the brutal parasitism of Enron and ?crony capitalism? could flourish. As America - and the world - looks forward to another year in which this Texan teetotal gets re-elected, The Bush Dynasty gives the background on America's most powerful family.
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Descrizione libro ALLEN LANE, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 071399746X