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Four generations of Americans have come to associate Ralph Nader with the political issues that have defined our age, be it car safety in the 1960s or the anti-WTO demonstrations that recently shut down Seattle. His work has successfully shaped the Left, increased government accountability, made possible new laws, and served as a powerful check against abuses of corporate power. In this landmark collection, the essays that reveal the intellectual, social, and political underpinnings of this legendary citizen advocate are brought together for the first time.
In The Ralph Nader Reader, we follow the trajectory of Nader's concerns from 1956 to the present and his personal evolution from consumer advocate to presidential candidate. The result is a monumental book, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in a unique vision of democracy that places citizenship over consumerism, communities over corporations, and public interest over private power.
|Publisher:||Seven Stories Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.89(d)|
About the Author
For over four decades RALPH NADER has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. From fighting for car safety in the 1960s, to opposing the policies of the World Trade Organization, to running for president, Nader continues to be a relentless force for grassroots activism and democratic change.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All I can say is that I haven't even finished the book yet and I was still compelled to go on the computer solely to write this review. This book is VERY educational and empowering when it comes to issues that matter like corparate abuse and MUCH more. After reading this book, I got into an argument with a co-worker about how much Ralph Nader has done for the people. I told him about Nader's book "Unsafe at Any Speed" and the resulting changes in the auto industry, as well as Ralph's several organizations. My co-worker still chastised him unfairly. My hands were shaking in anger that anyone could deny the work of this hero for consumers, taxpayers, workers, and citizens.
Some call him a Socialist, some call him a Communist, some have even called him an Extremist. Most who know his work call him a Patriot. To know his work, everyone shoud read this book, a great collection of writings, statements, and essays, on American politics and justice. He is not for sale so how can anyone say he has an 'Agenda'. He leaves this to Mr. Bush, Mr. Gore, and Mr. Cheney. Mr. Nader has done more for Americans in his life than Bush, Gore, and Cheney combined. You want character, it's in this book, you want leadership, it's in this book. A great reference for anyone who wants to be educated in American Politcs, justice, and culture.
Ralph Nader is one of the greatest political analysts of our time. In this book he critisizes the beauracracy of the government and the legalized corruption done to policticians by our country's big corporations. This man was possibly the only man fit for the white house in the presidential run. It was a shame to see him fall short of his optimal goal of 5% of votes needed for federal funding.