Posted on 11/19/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve never felt compelled to serve in Congress, let alone stand in front of the rest of the members and talk for hours upon hours.

So we certainly understand why an official would turn to literature to help pass the time required for a filibuster.

Once upon a time, Charles Dickens was a popular choice, according to NPR.

But tastes and trends have changed a bit since the 19th century — Literary Hub provides a sampling of more modern rhetoric.

Check out the five texts that have appeared in Senate filibusters over the past century at Lit Hub.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Literary Hub, NPR, Politics

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