America Compromised

America  Compromised

Published 2018 Printed in the United States of America 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 1 2 3 4 5 isBn-13: 978-0-226-31653-6 ... |Series: The Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin family lectures |Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226316673

Category: Law

Page: 240

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“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 besets them. We can all see it—from the selling of Congress to special interests to the corporate capture of the academy. Something is wrong. It’s getting worse. 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 our discourse all too often tends 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 hand our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps.
Categories: Law

Institutional Corruption

Institutional Corruption

See also Lawrence Lessig, “America: Compromised Studies in Institutional Corruption,” 2014–2015 Berlin Family Lectures, University of Chicago. 25 Earlier versions of the material in this section appeared in Miller, “'Trust me.

Author: Seumas Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521869461

Category: Law

Page: 330

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This book integrates theoretical accounts of corruption with practical approaches to combating corruption in various public- and private-sector settings.
Categories: Law

America Compromised

America  Compromised

If we don’t acknowledge our own part in that, and act now to change it, we will hand our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps.

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226316536

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 822

“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 besets them. We can all see it—from the selling of Congress to special interests to the corporate capture of the academy. Something is wrong. It’s getting worse. 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 our discourse all too often tends 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 hand our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps.
Categories: Law

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Volume 12 English

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein  Volume 12  English

The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January-December 1921 (English Translation Supplement) Albert Einstein Diana K. Buchwald ... 146 AE on invitation to US from, 110 and Brandeis-Mack faction, 102 on invitations by US universities for AE, ...

Author: Albert Einstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691141916

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Every document in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein appears in the language in which it was written, and this supplementary paperback volume presents the English translations of all non-English materials. This translation does not include notes or annotation of the documentary volume and is not intended for use without the original language documentary edition which provides the extensive editorial commentary necessary for a full historical and scientific understanding of the documents.
Categories: Reference

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature

When the US Congress had passed the Missouri Compromise in 1820, another door had been opened for slave owners. ... less than six months after his arrival in Berlin, Humboldt began a series of sixty-one lectures at the university.

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385350679

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. "Vivid and exciting.... Wulf’s pulsating account brings this dazzling figure back into a dazzling, much-deserved focus.” —The Boston Globe Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world. Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. In North America, Humboldt’s name still graces towns, counties, parks, bays, lakes, mountains, and a river. And yet the man has been all but forgotten. In this illuminating biography, Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt’s extraordinary life back into focus: his prediction of human-induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax-infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures, including Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin, Wordsworth, Goethe, Muir, Thoreau, and many others. Brilliantly researched and stunningly written, The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt’s ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism—and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever.
Categories: Nature

Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies

Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies

... longer afford his villa in Vammelsuu, and moved his family to a friends while he organized his lecture tour of America. ... Since 1914 Andreev's health had been compromised, and in December 1918 he suffered a prolonged heart attack.

Author: Yuri Leving

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739182611

Category: History

Page: 298

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Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov, created their own literary capital, cultural merchants have been preoccupied with the promotion of their respective posthumous legacies, maintaining the intricate network of personal interests that drive the preservation of literary reputations.
Categories: History

Mennonite Life

Mennonite Life

Very few , if any , of them showed any change or signs of compromise in the years I attended their lectures ( 1932-36 ) in Berlin , Bonn , Heidelberg and Amsterdam . Was it a select group that I was ex . posed to , or was that too early ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013877415

Category: Mennonites

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Categories: Mennonites

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

January 2 , 1962 — Two Vietnamese tech- sons including four children ; the first is lecture . ... Saigon Nang train is derailed , with 11 persons killed Thuan village . wounding a Berlin circus manager and the and 18 seriously injured .

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000126169741

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

... College of Law. she writes and lectures extensively on numerous topics, particularly feminist theory, family law, ... a 2004 bosch Public Policy Fellowship at the american academy in berlin to study the german abortion compromise.

Author: Martha Albertson Fineman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317135739

Category: Law

Page: 504

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Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations is a groundbreaking collection that brings together leading scholars in contemporary legal theory. The volume explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. These explorations - foregrounded by legal issues such as marriage equality, sexual harassment, workers' rights, and privacy - re-draw and re-imagine the alliances and antagonisms constituting feminist and queer theory. The essays cross a spectrum of disciplinary matrixes, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, literary theory, critical race theory, women's studies, and gay and lesbian studies. The authors occupy a variety of political positions vis-à-vis questions of identity, rights, the state, cultural normalization, and economic liberalism. The richness and vitality of feminist and queer theory, as well as their relevance to matters central to the law and politics of our time, are on full display in this volume.
Categories: Law

The American Cyclopaedia

The American Cyclopaedia

Genera of wheat , 640,951 of Indian corn , 135,555 of are subdivisions of families , and species are suboats , 44,929 ... and microscopic anatomy of the Kant's lectures at Königsberg , when his mind organs ; so complete is this identity ...

Author: George Ripley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068381352

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries