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

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"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 andeven 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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  • 2 of 15 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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2 current holds with 15 total copies.
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Bronxville Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151755274
Checked out
04/17/2021
Eastchester Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31008152386138
In transit
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Harrison Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300244193
Checked out
04/27/2021
Larchmont Public Library 328.7307 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152959148
Available
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Lewisboro Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31032151401474
Checked out
04/27/2021
Mamaroneck Public Library District 328.73 JEN (Text)
New Book
31015152573771
Checked out
04/26/2021
Mount Pleasant Public Library 323.73 J (Text)
New Book
31024153238806
In transit
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New Rochelle Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31019156512629
Checked out
04/28/2021
Ossining Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31021153390710
Checked out
05/05/2021
Purchase Free Library NEW NONFIC 328.73 JEN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31027150599435
Checked out
04/27/2021
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