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America, compromised, Lawrence Lessig

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America, compromised
Title
America, compromised
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Lessig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Of all the grievances driving voters to antiestablishment candidates, the loss of faith in institutions may be the most widely shared--and most justifiable. In fact, 'there is not a single American awake to the world who is comfortable with the way things are.' So begins Lawrence Lessig's sweeping indictment of contemporary American institutions and the corruption that burdens them.. We can all see it--from the selling of Congress to special interests to the corporate capture of the academy. There is something wrong that goes deeper than populism and demagoguery. And it's our fault. What Lessig shows, brilliantly and persuasively, is that we can't blame the problems of contemporary American life on bad people, as the pundits all too often tend to do. Rather, he explains, 'We have allowed core institutions of America's economic, social, and political life to become corrupted. Not by evil souls, but by good souls. Not through crime, but through compromise.' Every one of us, every day, making the modest compromises that seem necessary to keep moving along, is contributing to the rot at the core of American civic life. Through case studies of Congress, finance, the academy, the media, and the law, Lessig shows how institutions are drawn away from higher purposes and toward money, power, quick rewards--the first steps to corruption. Lessig knows that a charge so broad should not be levied lightly, and that our instinct will be to resist it. So he brings copious, damning detail gleaned from years of research, building a case that is all but incontrovertible: America is on the wrong path. If we don't acknowledge our own part in that, and act now to change it, we will had our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps"--Book jacket
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ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lessig, Lawrence
Dewey number
364.1/3230973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin family lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Corruption
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Corruption
  • Corruption
  • Political corruption
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • LAW / Business & Financial
  • LAW / Government
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Korruption
  • Politik
  • USA
Label
America, compromised, Lawrence Lessig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Congress -- Of finance -- The media -- The academy -- The law -- Remedies
Control code
on1031040211
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780226316536
Lccn
2018012477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028698159
  • 40028779330
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031040211
Label
America, compromised, Lawrence Lessig
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Congress -- Of finance -- The media -- The academy -- The law -- Remedies
Control code
on1031040211
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780226316536
Lccn
2018012477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028698159
  • 40028779330
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031040211

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