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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 328.73 Jentleson
Author: Jentleson, Adam,
Title: Kill switch :
Remainder of title: the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy /
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781631497773
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781631497780
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: JK1161
Item number: .J46 2021
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 328.73/071
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Adam Jentleson.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Date of publication: 2021
Projected publication date: 2101
: New York :
: Liveright Publishing Corporation,
: 2021.
Extent: 325 p.; 24 cm.
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Fenniman 02/12/2021
Purchase price: $ 26.95
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element: United States.
Subordinate unit: Congress.
Subordinate unit: Senate.
Subject: Representative government and representation
Subject: Proportional representation
Subject: Democracy
Subject: Filibusters (Political science)
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: United States
General subdivision: Politics and government
General subdivision: Politics and government
Chronological subdivision: 1945-1989.
Chronological subdivision: 1989-
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: 2 shelf copies
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