Written by Lawrence Lessig
Publication Date: October 5, 2011
In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has reached an all-time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature.
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.
Praise for Lawrence Lessig
"Lawrence Lessig gets things changed not for the benefit of corporations but to unleash the creative potential of ordinary people in a digital age."
(The Guardian )
"Lessig is one of those rare legal scholars with both a clear narrative voice and a fine eye for historical irony."
(The Washington Post )
"A bright and spark-filed polemic... combining legal sophistication with a storyteller's knack."
(Wall Street Journal, on Free Culture )
"A powerfully argued and important analysis... it is also surprisingly entertaining."
(The New York Times Book Review, on Free Culture )
"Once dubbed a 'philosopher king of Internet law,' he writes with a unique mix of legal expertise, historic facts and cultural curiosity, citing everything from turn-of-the-century Congressional testimony to Wikipedia to contemporary best-sellers like Chris Anderson's The Long Tail. The result is a wealth of interesting examples and theories on how and why digital technology and copyright law can promote professional and amateur art."
(M.J. Stephey, Time Magazine )
"More than anything, Lessig understands and often wrestles with a rather understated theory: common sense."
(Derek Bores, PopMatters )
"As an initial matter, Lessigian thought is deeply critical in nature... Perhaps it is the luxury of academia, or his nature generally, but Lessig is not afraid to say (loudly) at times: This doesn't work! We need to change. He says it often, and people are listening."
(Russ Taylor, Federal Communications Law Journal )
"No one is more skilled at making arcane legal and technological questions terrifyingly relevant to everyday life than Lessig."
(Sonia Katyal, Texas Law Review )
Lawrence Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School (where he founded Stanford's Center for Internet and Society) and the University of Chicago Law School. Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lessig is the author of five books on the law and technology, including Remix, Code 2.0, Free Culture, The Future of Ideas, and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, and has served as lead counsel in a number of important cases marking the boundaries of copyright law in a digital age, including Eldred v. Ashcroft and Golan v. Holder.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Twelve; 1 edition (October 5, 2011)
|This Torrent also has several backup trackers|
|Creation Date:||Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:46:47 -0500|
|File Size:||164.56 MBs|
|Piece Size:||256 KBs|
|Comment:||Updated by theebooksbay.com|
|Torrent Download:||Torrent Free Downloads|
|Tips:||Sometimes the torrent health info isn't accurate, so you can download the file and check it out or try the following downloads.|
|Direct Download:||Download Files Now|
|Tips:||You could try out the alternative usenet.nl client.|
|High Speed Download:||Unlimited Speed Download|