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

Jentleson, Adam (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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3 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler 328.73 JEN (Text) 34044001032844 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 328.73 JEN (Text) 33118000196482 Adult: New Book Checked out 03/13/2021
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 328.73 Jen (Text) 32604070211402 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Checked out 03/09/2021
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 328.73 JEN (Text) 37323005528081 NEW-BKS Checked out 03/23/2021
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 328.73 JENT (Text) 39231033770203 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Reshelving -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 328.73 JENTLESON (Text) 39206021687445 New Materials Checked out 03/24/2021
Newton Co PL - Lake Village Memorial Township Library 328.73 JENTLES (Text) 71561000153215 Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 328.73 Jentleson (Text) 31208913707487 new non-fiction Checked out 03/14/2021
Shelby Co PL - Morristown Branch 328.73 JEN (Text) 78731000516216 New books Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 328.73 J455 (Text) 51735012093653 New Three Week Books (No Renewals) In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631497773
  • ISBN: 1631497774
  • Physical Description: x, 325 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Representative government and representation > United States.
Proportional representation > United States.
Democracy > United States.
Filibusters (Political science) > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-

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