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Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig
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Aug 29, 12

Read in August, 2012

The best policy book I’ve read - hands down. Lessig is an incredible author who builds his arguments carefully. In Republic Lost, he does not simplify a complex topic; rather, through examples and antidotes, Lessig gradually develops a framework to explain the difficult topic of a government corruption that isn’t actually illegal. This framework ensures his audience can understand the problem, its wide-reaching effects, and his proposed solutions.

Outside of Lessig’s writing style, the book is an important look at the way government is run and how a radical solution is needed to get the United States back on track to being a republic rather than a plutocracy. This is not a good book for Democrats or Republics – it's a great book for anyone concerned about the state of our Union.

* I “read” Republic Lost as an audiobook, and I would also recommend Lessig as a narrator. I thought his reading was polished and easy to listen to. His passion for the subject matter also came through, which may have made the book even more interesting.
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