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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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  • 15 of 18 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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1 current hold with 18 total copies.
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Bronxville Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
Nonfiction
31004151755274
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Chappaqua Library 328.73 JENTLESON (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600060844
Available
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Eastchester Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
Nonfiction
31008152386138
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Harrison Public Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300244193
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John C. Hart Memorial Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31030155047889
Available
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Larchmont Public Library 328.7307 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152959148
Checked out
08/07/2021
Lewisboro Library 328.73 J (Text)
New Nonfiction
31032151401474
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 328.73 JEN (Text)
New Book
31015152573771
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Mount Kisco Public Library 328.73 JENTLESON (Text)
New Nonfiction
31017151949085
Available
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 323.73 J (Text)
New Book
31024153238806
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