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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ISBN-13: 9781568584546
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 594,673
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ralph Nader is an American political activist, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. Nader came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers in general, and most famously the Chevrolet Corvair. In 1999, a New York University panel of journalists ranked Unsafe at Any Speed 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century. Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a write-in candidate in the 1992 New Hampshire Democratic primary, as the Green Party nominee in 1996 and 2000, and as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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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Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
storms1 More than 1 year ago
"unstoppable" is very hard to put down. ralph nader shows how liberals and conservatives in goverment destroy our libertys and the constitution and citizens chances at good job oppurtunitys whean they work agaist each other. this is a wonderful hand book for the frustrated voter showing them how they can make a difference in there community state and goverment this man needs to run again for the white house and put some of his wisom into practice and the people need to get behind him. also recameded: the good fight by ralph nader, the seven teen traditions by ralph nader,crashing the party by ralph nader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of practical ideas for doing exactly what the title claims. Read it and pass it on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ralph Nader is not new to the political hot potatoes as evidenced by his past printings and documented press statements. And the need for a closer review and audit of Federal budgets is not really new news. However, he has shed some light on some interesting attempts, on the QT, by several political and apolitical groups to facilitate the control of the Federal budget with emphasis on the run-away Dept of Defense budget. That part of the process has been the Sacred Cow that has bitten anyone and everyone who even alludes to looking at controlling the $800 billion Sacred Cow. Reminds me of Jimmy Stewart's movie, "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." You want to think that you can control the inflationary, racket-laden Dept of Defense budget, but it's like trying to stop a runaway freight train with a pencil - not going to happen. His proposals for non-partisan cooperative partnerships in stopping this freight train may have some merit. It appears as though, at this point in time, both sides of the "aisle" recognize the need to do something, lest the country implode on a massive tumultuous scale based on the current economic Congressional miscalculations. Interesting ideas - not it's time for someone to step up to the political plate and play ball.