Join THIS conversation w/ Lawrence Lessig

by allthingsace

Serial posts by Lawrence Lessig for The Huffington Post

  • Something More Than Polarization
    A few days ago I received an email from the Tea Party Patriots. The aim of the missive was to insist that the #Occupy movement was not the Tea Party. The #Occupiers, the letter stated, were “America-hating anarchists who want to take their anger out on ordinary, productive citizens.” And then immediately after that charge, the letter had a link in bold: “Please make an urgent online contribution of $15, $20, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to Tea Party Patriots right away.”
    This same dynamic happens the other way round. Read More
  • A Reply to the @EdgeofSports: Who Exactly Are the 99%?
    Sometime-HuffPost blogger, and Nation contributor Dave Zirin has written a brilliant barn-raising response to my last HuffPost piece. Please read all of it, but here’s the bit I want call out. Zirin states: “But by going to Occupy sites and arguing for a Tea Party alliance, Professor Lessig, to put it mildly, isn’t helping.”
    Helping what, exactly, Dave? Read More
  • One More Try: The Rules Versus the Game(and this is my favorite)
    Still missing the point. Let me try, Mr. @EdgeofSports, one last time. This time with a sports metaphor:
    Imagine you’re a player with the Chicago Bears. You’re on the field, about to begin a game with the Green Bay Packers. Just before kick-off, someone races onto the field screaming: “Guys, please, can’t we all just get along? Enough of this fighting. Let’s just shake hands and go get a beer.”
    I am not that guy, Dave. That’s not my argument…Read More