Republic, Lost

Republic, Lost

How Money Corrupts Congress--and A Plan to Stop It

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446576437
0446576433
Branch Call Number: 328.7307 LESSIG
Characteristics: xiii, 383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Dec 30, 2013

[Anyone who believes Lessig is a real progressive also believes it is moral to take innocents, or protesters, out to sea off the coast of Chile and drop them from a helicopter into shark-infested waters.] This book is obfuscatory on many fronts, but most of all, because Lessig supports the status quo. The file on Lawrence Lessig: he clerked for Richard Posner and Antonin Scalia, and although not officially a member of the ultra-neocon Federalist Society, he has spent far too much time speaking at the organization and at their dinners. (When SCOTUS Justice Kagan was head of Harvard law school almost everyone of her appointments to the faculty belonged to the Federalist Society: the one exception being Lessig.) When Lessig was given the positive and uplifting information that the federal prosecutors of Aaron Swartz would withdraw their demand that he not ever be allowed to sign online to the Web/Internet, Lessig decided to wait a few days to pass on the information, which he couldn't do since a despondent Swartz had committed suicide by then, believing the worst was to come. Lessig, several months later, would be an invited guest to the yearly Bilderberger conference held that year in Switzerland, meeting with the likes of Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, senior executives from Stratfor, Palintir Technology, et cetera. Lessig sounds completely different, as a son of wealth, when he is on Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now" then when he speaks before a City Club or financial reporter interview in front of his own people, other children of wealth. Progressives DO NOT attend Bilderberger meetings!

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Seascapes
Oct 22, 2013

Please ... an audio book.

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fincher42
Dec 18, 2012

I would like the audio book as well.

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dag137
Jul 23, 2012

This book did a fantastic job of illuminating the corruption caused by money in politics. Unfortunately, Lessig's plan to stop it makes it feel even more hopeless.

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gdaniel000
Feb 15, 2012

Is audiobook available?

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