The release of The Betrayal has generated much discussion and generous reviews. Be sure to check back to listen to upcoming interviews.
Past Speeches and Interviews
Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) Book Talk with Ira Shapiro — Jan 30, 2023
The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Dr. John Lapinski, University of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Vale, IntraFi Network
The United States Studies Centre hosted a webinar featuring Ira Shapiro and Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Bulwark, Director of Defending Democracy Together, former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and one of the most incisive Republican intellectuals and commentators, in conversation with USSC CEO Dr Mike Green and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe.
The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Ira Shapiro
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Mike Causey — Author and Senate historian Ira Shapiro discusses the impact of Mitch McConnell on America and it's fragile democracy. June 6, 2022
Ira Shapiro with Tavis Smiley - His 45-year Washington career has focused on American politics and international trade. Shapiro served twelve years in senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate, working for a series of distinguished senators. He joins Tavis to unpack his new book “The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America” where he turns his gaze to how the Senate responded to the challenges posed by the Trump administration and its prospects under President Biden (Hour 2) May 26, 2022
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosted a virtual town hall in which Ira was interviewed by Dan Schnur, a respected teacher of political communication at the University of California Berkeley. Watch the interview HERE May 12, 2022
Gaithersburg Book Festival — Ira was a featured author in the opening session of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, interviewed by Eugene Meyer, journalist and author, and the president of the Federalist Society, May 21, 2022. Listen to a CSPAN recording HERE.
The Senate and our Democracy. Hear Ira Shapiro’s podcast with Alexander Heffner, the host of “The Open Mind.”
Government effectiveness hindered by nearly 30-year Senate decline. Hear Tom Temlin’s interview of Ira Shapiro on Federal News Network.
Senate’s decline stifles our democracy. Read Steve Barnes interview with Ira Shapiro, October 12, 2018.
Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, the confirmation process and its potential impact on the Senate. Hear C-SPAN’s Washington Journal interview with Ira Shapiro, September 29, 2018.
Fixing the Senate. Watch Ira Shapiro’s Washington Journal interview on C-SPAN, March 26, 2018.