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Barcode30293101899495
LocationClark County
Call No328.73 Jent
TitleKill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy / Adam Jentleson.
AuthorJentleson, Adam. author.
CollectionNF
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International Standard Book Number 9781631497773
International Standard Book Number 1631497774
Personal Name Jentleson, Adam. author.
Title Statement Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy / Adam Jentleson.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2021.
Physical Description x, 325 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-300) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: The little harm thesis -- Rise of the filibuster. Birth of a notion ; "Victorious in the midst of unbroken defeats" ; Dawn of the supermajority ; An idea whose time has come -- Tyranny of the minority. The superminority ; Outside in ; Means of control ; What it takes ; The uniter -- Conclusion: How to save the Senate.
Summary, Etc. "An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate allows an almost exclusively white, predominantly male, and radically conservative minority of the American electorate to impose its will on the rest of us. How did we get to this point? In Kill Switch, Adam Jentleson argues that shifting demographics alone cannot explain how Mitch McConnell harnessed the Senate and turned it into a powerful weapon of minority rule. As Jentleson shows, since the 1950s, a free-flowing body of relative equals has devolved into a rigidly hierarchical, polarized institution, with both Democrats and Republicans to blame. The current GOP has merely used the methods pioneered by its predecessors, though to newly extreme ends. In a work for readers of How Democracies Die and even Master of the Senate, Jentleson makes clear that, without a reevaluation of Senate practices-starting with ending the filibuster-we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. Congress. Senate.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Representative government and representation United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Proportional representation United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Democracy United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Filibusters (Political science) United States.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 1945-1989.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 1989-

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