by Kodie Underwood
Political analyst Kevin Phillips will discuss his concerns about the increasing role of oil, radical religion and debt in America at Pellissippi on Nov. 26.
Phillips’ discussion will cover the points in his latest book, “American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century.” He identifies the combination of these three trends as a force that may drive the U.S. to the brink of disaster akin to that of the Roman and British Empires.
Phillips’ speech will be the fourth and final seminar in Phi Theta Kappa’s satellite series, “Gold, Gods, and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power.” PTK advisor Carol O’Farrell says that Phillips is the most influential speaker in the series.
“He promises to raise disturbing questions and his historical knowledge and deep concern promise thoughtful answers.” O’Farrell said.
For more than three decades, Phillips has been widely recognized as an influential political figure. He was the senior strategist for President Nixon’s 1968 campaign and has worked closely with Republican officials over the years.
Phillips is now an outspoken critic of the party’s current objectives. He has written over 10 best-selling books on American political and economic dynamics, and is a regular contributor to National Public Radio.
Phillips’ speech will take place in the Goins Auditorium at 6:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public.