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Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig
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Dec 18, 2011

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

Brilliant and upsetting all at the same time. No one explains the simple truth of what ails our political system better than Lawrence Lessig. Even though he tries to write a prescription for how to fix it, I can't help feeling a bit fatalistic about the possibility of his ideas being implemented. He explains how the entire lobbying industry has too much power and interest in perpetuating the system we have now. I feel so discouraged by this book but I am really glad that he wrote it. There is hope, however dim.
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message 1: by Jonathan (new) - added it

Jonathan Thank you for this review, Natali - it's on my reading list too. Have you read the addendum Lessig put out - think it's called "One Way Forward."

message 2: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Ashby To give you a little perspective on this, I took "American Political Behavior" at the University of North Carolina - Asheville in 1981. The name of the textbook . . . "Who Gets the Cookies"

message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Dixon Sounds Like an interesting sean Might check it out

message 4: by Peter (new)

Peter I second your feeling

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