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    DescriptionIn an era of ballooning corporate campaign expenditures, unleashed by the Supreme Court in Citizens United, trust in our government is at an all time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress - and that our Republic has been lost. Using examples that resonate as powerfully on the Right as on the Left, REPUBLIC, LOST not only makes clear how the economy of influence defeats the will of the people, but offers cogent strategies to correct our course - from a constitutional convention to a Regent Presidency. A onetime friend of Barack Obama, Lessig, a professor of law at Harvard, is as critical of the president and the Democratic Party as he is of Republicans. Both have allowed the core institution of our democracy to become little more than a shill for the most powerful moneyed interests in our Republic. America may be divided, argues Lessig, but we must recognize that corruption is our common enemy, and we must find a way to fight against it.


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    Title
    Republic, Lost
    Subtitle
    How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Lessig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780446576444
    ISBN 10: 0446576441
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    DC22: 328.73/078, 328.73078
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    LC classification: JK1118 .L46 2012
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Twelve
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Author Information
    Now the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, Lessig was a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Law School.
    Review quote
    "No one is more skilled at making arcane legal and technological questions terrifyingly relevant to everyday life than Lessig." "Sonia Katyal, "Texas Law Review"""