I bought this book because I heard it described on the radio (NPR, no less) in a way that made it sound like the dumbest book of the decade. It turns out that it was the summary, and not the book, that was dumb. Indeed, this is a fantastic book by an extremely smart and experienced liberal. It is the first book on the Corruption Required Reading list.
I'm pretty sure I heard that same summary and decided, lacking Lessig's taste for the perverse, that I wanted to avoid this book. Perhaps it's time to reconsider.