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Writer Kevin Phillips to speak, Nov. 30

2000 Elections and the Future of American Politics" is the subject of a lecture to be presented by writer and columnist Kevin Phillips on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. in 101 McCormick Hall.

"Mr. Phillips, is widely regarded as one of the leading commentators on modern American politics," said Sean Wilentz, director of the Program in American Studies. "His book from 1969, The Emerging Republican Majority , proved prophetic in its forecast of the post-'68 conservative upsurge. Since then, he has had his finger on the pulse of numerous trends, from the influence of the media to the 'boiling-point' populism of recent years, and discussed them in numerous books and in the mass media with greater accuracy and balance than any other analyst."

In addition to writing books, Phillips is a regular speaker on National Public Radio, writes a monthly column for the Los Angeles Times and has been an analyst for CBS-TV News on presidential elections.

The lecture is sponsored by the Program in American Studies and the Humanities Council.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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