Meet & Greet: Kevin Phillips


The Common Good hosted a lunch and discussion with Kevin Phillips for a meet and greet. He provided members with a rich historical perspective, penetrating, independent insight, and an uncommonly articulate voice on the major issues.


Kevin Phillips is an American writer and commentator on politics, economics, and history.  Phillips was a strategist on voting patterns for Richard Nixon’s 1968 campaign, which was the basis for a book, The Emerging Republican Majority, which predicted a conservative realignment in national politics, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential recent works in political science. His predictions regarding shifting voting patterns in presidential elections proved accurate, though they did not extend “down ballot” to Congress until the Republican revolution of 1994. Phillips also was partly responsible for the design of the Republican “Southern strategy” of the 1970s and 1980s.


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