Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate,” by longtime senior Senate aides Richard Arenberg and Robert Dove, is an invaluable resource for those looking to indulge their secret filibuster fetish."

Matt Miller

in Washington Post

July 17, 2013 

To anyone who knows and loves the Senate, and to anyone who wants to know more about American politics and history, this book is a joy to read. Two of the most respected people to work in the Senate over the past several decades have teamed up to write a book about the filibuster, but not just a memoir or a rigid defense of the practice.

 

Every reformer, including those who want to eliminate the filibuster entirely, and those who want to change it to fit the times, owes it to himself or herself to read this book and ponder the authors' message.

 

If it doesn't make you stop and think through your own assumptions again, the problem lies with you and not in this excellent book."

Norman Ornstein
Author
It’s Even Worse than It Looks 

"An impassioned and cogent defense of the Senate's most controversial practice."

-- Kirkus Reviews

Richard A. Arenberg

Brown University