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The Resource Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy, Adam Jentleson

Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy, Adam Jentleson

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Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy
Title
Kill switch
Title remainder
the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Adam Jentleson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Jentleson, Adam
Dewey number
328.73/071
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1161
LC item number
.J46 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
  • Proportional representation
  • Democracy
  • Filibusters (Political science)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy, Adam Jentleson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-300) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1198990339
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 325 pages
Isbn
9781631497773
Lccn
2020042077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1198990339
  • (OCoLC)1198990339
Label
Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy, Adam Jentleson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1198990339
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 325 pages
Isbn
9781631497773
Lccn
2020042077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1198990339
  • (OCoLC)1198990339

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