Today, many feel the U.S. Senate has lost its way, sidetracked by bitter partisanship and personal beliefs. It’s a far cry from the Senate of the 1960s and ’70s, says political insider Ira Shapiro, when lawmakers came together to pass Great Society legislation and the Civil Rights Act, debate the Vietnam War, and hold President Nixon accountable for Watergate— coming closer than ever to fulfilling the vision of the Founding Fathers. Shapiro, author of The Last Great Senate, chronicles the final years of that golden age of civic discourse, offering inspiration for what our government could again become. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Mon 9/24, 2012, 7:30pm
‘The Last Great Senate’