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To enact a law: Congress and campaign financing

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Campaign funds -- United States,
    • Radio in politics -- United States,
    • Television in politics -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Other titlesCongress and campaign financing.
      Statement[by] Robert L. Peabody [and others]
      ContributionsPeabody, Robert L.
      LC ClassificationsJK1991 .T6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 225 p.
      Number of Pages225
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5458111M
      LC Control Number73160477

      Professor Lawrence Lessig has made a great contribution to American public life by drawing attention to the influence of money in politics through his writing, speaking, and organizing. His best-selling book, Republic Lost,2 has galvanized a movement demanding serious campaign finance : Bruce Ledewitz.

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