Talk:Lawrence Lessig

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I'm thinking of a quote which I'm pretty sure was by Lessig about politics becoming more and more extreme because the two sides aren't willing to talk to eachother about it. Anyone know what it is? 17:00, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Found it in Free Culture: "We, the most powerful democracy in the world, have developed a strong norm against talking about politics. It's fine to talk about politics with people you agree with. But it is rude to argue about politics with people you disagree with. Political discourse becomes isolated, and isolated discourse becomes more extreme. We say what our friends want to hear, and hear very little beyond what our friends say." 17:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)