Death of the Senate

My Front Row Seat to the Demise of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

Ben Nelson

An honest, first-person account of the US Senate by Ben Nelson, former Senator from Nebraska.
Publication date:
December 2021
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781640124943

Dimensions : 228 X 152 mm
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• Nelson gives an honest, first-person account of what he saw, when he saw it, without any sugar-coating.

Something is rotten in the U.S. Senate, and the disease has been spreading for some time. But Ben Nelson, former U.S. senator from Nebraska, is not going to let the institution destroy itself without a fight.

Death of the Senate is a clear-eyed look inside the Senate chamber and a brutally honest account of the current political reality.

This book is not intended to tell old war stories, but to offer lessons for the future. It is meant to shame the current Senate to do the jobs they were elected to do. To warn Americans about the danger if they don't. Nelson understands we live in an age of "alternative realities" and "alternative facts'" and he gives readers an inside look as he walked the marble hallways alongside some of the last "lions of the Senate" - Ted Kennedy, John McCain, John Warner - legislators who understood the importance of country over party.