The New Hampshire Rebellion Backstory
This is a very well-written account of the New Hampshire Rebellion. It’s a backstory that takes you behind-the-scenes, covering the motivation and build-up of the movement. It also gives keen insight into what makes Dr. Lawrence Lessig tick.
I assumed we would talk about free culture, copyright and other issues I associated with him. But I was in for a surprise. Instead, he launched into a dazzlingly articulate description of his patient, documented work on the plague of “legal corruption,” or to be more precise, on the toxic influence of money on politics. And his insane plan to defy it by walking in New Hampshire, inviting similarly outraged citizens to join him. The march would commence in eight weeks. It seemed unbelievable. A Harvard professor who once clerked for Justice Anton Scalia was starting a civil disobedience movement to end corruption? He suggested I come and see for myself. And so I did. Here is what I saw walking with him. And what I discovered it might take to make real change happen. ~ Flore Vasseur