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Thread #132957   Message #3024526
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Nov-10 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: We've Lost the Republic (Lessig)
Subject: RE: BS: We've Lost the Republic (Lessig)
Lawrence Lessig is brilliant, concise, and one of those people I always sit up to listen to when I see his name turn up in the news. He spoke at my university a few years ago and it was not only riveting but smart and funny, so he really knows how to get and keep an audience.

Janie, feel free to pass along the link. I don't wade into too many of the political threads these days, except to settle a small bet with myself about who started it, but it certainly could fit in many of them. Too often now I can name exactly who started what thread based upon the title and the argumentative angle displayed. After the first few years of duking it out here at Mudcat with some of those who are here only for politics, I realized it was a total waste of time. They (conservative and liberal) don't want discuss, they want to preach. If you disagree, they go for ad hominem attacks. Maturity means learning to avoid those individuals who want only to bludgeon others with their opinions.