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Wed June 27, 2012
Republic, Lost (Rebroadcast)
"Why have fundamentally good people, with good intentions, allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests?", asks Harvard professor, Lawrence Lessig. His new book "Republic, Lost" explores how he says money has corrupted American politics. Lessig blames special interests and campaign finance rules to the fact that U.S citizens trust government less than ever. He also suggests a widespread mobilization and new Constitution Convention to regain control over what he says is a 'corrupted but redeemable representational system.
- Lawrence Lessig - Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Lessig is the author of "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It"