The Racist History Of The Senate Filibuster

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The Racist History Of The Senate Filibuster

Tuesday, 12 January

Adam Jentleson traces the history of the filibuster, which started as a tool of Southern senators upholding slavery and then later became a mechanism to block civil rights legislation. His book is 'Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and The Crippling of American Democracy.'
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