REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump makes a point as he formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015.
Election 2016: Dumbing down American politics, Lawrence Lessig, and the Presidency
August 27, 2015,
Donald Trump and the chorus of Republican presidential aspirants may have appeared to monopolize the capacity to make fantastical claims about what’s wrong with America and how to fix it. But a new entrant--Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig--has outlined a very different sort of fantastical claim. In this post, Thomas Mann looks at Lessig's candidacy and what it says about the state of American politics.