Friday, August 20, 2010

Jack Valenti vs. Thomas Jefferson

Robert Darnton reviews Lewis Hyde's new book, Common As Air:


Intellectual property has become such a hot topic that it needs to be doused with some history. Strange as it may sound, this is an argument developed convincingly in Lewis Hyde’s “Common as Air,” an eloquent and erudite plea for protecting our cultural patrimony from appropriation by commercial interests.



I've read four chapters and I find it to be a satisfying, ruminative essay.

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