Friday, April 10, 2009

Kettle meet pot

George W. Bush's political guru Karl Rove has called Vice President Biden a "blowhard" and a "liar." That's like being called crazy by Jeffrey Dahmer.

Michael Phillips has authored the following:

White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, Texas, 1841-2001 (Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2006)

(with Patrick L. Cox) The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010)

“Why Is Big Tex Still a White Cowboy? Race, Gender, and the ‘Other Texans’” in Walter Buenger and Arnoldo de León, eds., Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away From Past Interpretations (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2011)

“The Current is Stronger’: Images of Racial Oppression and Resistance in North Texas Black Art During the 1920s and 1930s ”  in Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., The Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negroes’ Western Experience (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011)

“Dallas, 1989-2011,” in Richardson Dilworth, ed. Cities in American Political History (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011)

(With John Anthony Moretta, Keith J. Volonto, Austin Allen, Doug Cantrell and Norwood Andrews), Keith J. Volonto and Michael Phillips. eds., The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume I.   (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).

(With John Anthony Moretta and Keith J. Volanto), Keith J. Volonto and Michael Phillips, eds., The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume II. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).

(With John Anthony Moretta and Carl J. Luna), Imperial Presidents: The Rise of Executive Power from Roosevelt to Obama  (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2013). 

“Texan by Color: The Racialization of the Lone Star State,” in David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison, eds., The Radical Origins of the Texas Right (College Station: University of Texas Press, 2013).

He is currently collaborating, with longtime journalist Betsy Friauf, on a history of African American culture, politics and black intellectuals in the Lone Star State called God Carved in Night: Black Intellectuals in Texas and the World They Made.


Anonymous said...

A comparison to Jeffrey Dahmer is a little extreme. You have a lot to say (e.g., your blog on the Bullock museum) but with no citations and far out analogies (Dahmer), you can't be taken seriously. Sorry, your leftist political views and bitter attacks on those who disagree with you (I've seen some of your other writings) cloud anything you have to say and reduce it to "commentary" only. I hope your students aren't subjected to this kind of "teaching" being represented as fact.

Michael said...

Sorry, but the Dahmer reference is something called a "joke." It has been an acknowledged form of expression in Western society for centuries. Regarding the citations, on blogs you can't post footnotes except with more work than I am willing to invest. The citations, however, will be included in a published essay called "Why Big Tex is Still A White Cowboy: Race and Gender in Texas Historiography," which will be published as part of "Beyond Texas Through Time," a sequel to "Texas Through Time" to be published by Texas A&M Press in 2011. And, frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if Rove had bodies buried in his attic.