Comments: "Draft Lessig" reasons

Seth, I meant to post a response to your prior Lessig entry but couldn't (the comments box seemed to be missing) so I ended-up posting it to the entry before that an explaining. I just wanted to make sure you are aware of it. D.

Posted by Delia at February 22, 2008 12:55 PM

Sorry, I had to close that comment-box because spammers kept hitting that article (the spam-programs seem to focus on specific articles for various reasons).

Sure, there's a "cult-of-personality". But that's part of politics. In fact, that aspect is partially what this post is about - basically, saying that I see that persoality cult aspect, but I think Lessig's run is still a good idea.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at February 22, 2008 01:59 PM

I see that kind of non-sense as dangerous no matter *where* it pops-up but a particularly bad fit for politics and academia.


P.S. I lost respect for people like Lessig when I saw what having someone bankroll an "academic based advocacy center" did to academic freedom at Harvard. (I don't think this sort of thing should be allowed at all -- it's completely incompatible with academic principles) Sounds ludicrous to hear *him* talk about corruption of all things... D.

Posted by Delia at February 22, 2008 04:56 PM