|Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, one of the most inspiring leaders in the movement to fix our broken and corrupt campaign finance system, will be in San Francisco THIS Tuesday night to discuss his new book They Don’t Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy.
In his newest book, Professor Lessig charts the way in which the fundamental institutions of our democracy, including our media, respond to narrow interests rather than to the needs and wishes of the nation’s citizenry. But the blame does not only lie with “them”—Washington’s politicians and power brokers, Lessig argues. The problem is also “us.” “We the people” are increasingly uninformed about the issues, while ubiquitous political polling exacerbates the problem, reflecting and normalizing our ignorance and feeding it back into the system as representative of our will.
Tuesday, December 17th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
6:00 PM – Reception
7:00 PM – Conversation
8:00 PM – Reception/Book Signing
Internet Archive Headquarters
300 Funston Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118
Few in America tie together law, politics, and technology as Lessig does. Come join the conversation about our failing political culture, the future of our democracy, and what can be done to reform it before it is too late!