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Posted at 4:07 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Bernie Sanders' filibuster to become a book

By Stephen Lowman

sanders.jpgOn Dec. 10 of last year, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (an independent and the only senator who identifies as a socialist) stood up and began speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Eight hours, 35 minutes and 14 seconds later he sat down.

The lively filibuster against President Obama’s tax cut compromise became a social media sensation and was a TV hit for the usually subdued C-SPAN2. Now, Nation Books has announced that it is turning the senator’s speech into a book with the epic-sounding title “The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class.” (Never mind that, for free, you can watch the entire event here or download the speech as a 124-page Word document here.)

“THE SPEECH — published in its entirety, with an original introduction by the senator — is more than a critique of a particular piece of legislation,” Nation Books said in a press release. “It is a dissection of the collapse of the American middle class, a well-researched attack on corporate greed, and a plea for a fundamental change in national priorities: for government policy that reflects the needs of working families, and not just the wealthy and their lobbyists.”

It’s set for publication in mid-February but an e-book will be available on Jan. 28.

By Stephen Lowman  | January 19, 2011; 4:07 PM ET
 
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