Lawyer and activist Lawrence Lessig brings great passion and lucidity to this talk on the “corruption” of the United States’ representative democracy and the small but real possibility of redeeming it. His frank analysis of the broken US election process is simultaneously shocking and hopeful. getAbstract recommends Lessig’s talk to all the nation’s citizens, regardless of political stripe; as Lessig contends, it is their right – and responsibility – to reclaim the republic.
In this summary, you will learn
- How money from a small, powerful group of people is corrupting the United States’ democracy;
- Why reform is seemingly impossible but necessary; and
- How individual citizens can be part of the solution.
About the Speaker
Lawyer and activist Lawrence Lessig is the author of Lesterland and Republic, Lost.