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Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig

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Author: Lawrence Lessig
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ISBN: 0446576441
ASIN: 0446576441
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Category: Non-Fiction
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In 2012, Seth recommended "Republic, Lost" by Lawrence Lessig and said...

Can we insist that every politician read this and be quizzed on it?

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ISBN-10: 0446576441
ISBN-13: 9780446576444
Goodreads: 13528496

Author(s):Publisher: Twelve
Published: 10/2/2012

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With heartfelt urgency and a keen desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis: how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system. Rejecting simple labels and reductive logic-and instead using examples that resonate as powerfully on the Right as on the Left-Lessig seeks out the root causes of our situation. He plumbs the issues of campaign financing and corporate lobbying, revealing the human faces and follies that have allowed corruption to take such a foothold in our system. He puts the issues in terms that nonwonks can understand, using real-world analogies and real human stories. And ultimately he calls for widespread mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention, presenting achievable solutions for regaining control of our corrupted-but redeemable-representational system. In this way, Lessig plots a roadmap for returning our republic to its intended greatness.

While America may be divided, Lessig vividly champions the idea that we can succeed if we accept that corruption is our common enemy and that we must find a way to fight against it. In REPUBLIC, LOST, he not only makes this need palpable and clear-he gives us the practical and intellectual tools to do something about it.
 

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