This Is Congress

This Is Congress

This Is Congress

This Is Congress

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We talk much and think much of democracy, hut most of our talking and our thinking concerns democracy in the abstract or the threats to democracy from other forms of government. We have not given very much attention to the institutions through which a democracy functions. In this book 1 propose to discuss Congress as a working democratic political institution, to point out how the machinery of Congress operates, and to suggest reforms which might better gear Congress to the demands of the big government under which we are living.

This book is an over-all examination of the place of Congress in our governmental system. It is written for the average layman interested in contemporary affairs, and it is not necessary that he have any technical knowledge of the operation of Congress. There are many facets of Congressional behavior which I have neglected, either purposely or inadvertently, and there are other facets which are discussed incompletely. This book is in no sense a work on the history of Congress or on the rules and procedures under which it operates.

One can get a factual account of Congressional . . .

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