Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

by Ralph Nader


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Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive case that Americans are not powerless. In Unstoppable, he explores the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against converging corporate-government tyranny.

Large segments from the progressive, conservative, and libertarian political camps find themselves aligned in opposition to the destruction of civil liberties, the economically draining corporate welfare state, the relentless perpetuation of America's wars, sovereignty-shredding trade agreements, and the unpunished crimes of Wall Street against Main Street. Nader shows how Left-Right coalitions can prevail over the corporate state and crony capitalism.

He draws on his extensive experience working with grassroots organizations in Washington and reveals the many surprising victories by united progressive and conservative forces. As a participator in, and keen observer of, these budding alliances, he breaks new ground in showing how such coalitions can overcome specific obstacles that divide them, and how they can expand their power on Capitol Hill, in the courts, and in the decisive arena of public opinion.

Americans can reclaim their right to consume safe foods and drugs, live in healthy environments, receive fair rewards for their work, resist empire, regain control of taxpayer assets, strengthen investor rights, and make bureaucrats more efficient and accountable. Nader argues it is in the interest of citizens of different political labels to join in the struggle against the corporate state that will, if left unchecked, ruin the Republic, override our constitution, and shred the basic rights of the American people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568584546
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 858,548
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ralph Nader is an author, a lecturer, an attorney, and an American political activist in areas of consumer and worker protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. He is the bestselling author of many books, including Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers. Nader is a four-time candidate for president of the United States, having run as the Green Party nominee in 1996 and 2000 and as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Convergence: The Sporadic Coming Together of Right and Left Against Corporatists 1

2 Conservatism's Authority Figures: Principles Versus Dogmas 23

3 Hands Reach Across the Aisle, Though Often Slapped Back by Wily Corporatists 43

4 Twenty-Five Proposed Redirections and Reforms Through Convergent Action 65

5 Getting to the Actions: Convergences Ahoy! 71

6 Obstacles to Convergence and How to Overcome Them 121

7 Who Owns America? A Light from the 1930s Illuminates Now 139

8 Common Ground for Common and Uncommon Causes, Found in the Thoughts of Much-Cited but Little-Read Conservative Icons 161

9 What of the Liberals? And Populist Conservatives? 167

10 Dear Billionaire 181

Epilogue 189

Acknowledgments 195

Notes 197

Index 211

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