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The Ralph Nader Reader

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Awards

Winner of the 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Politics.

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

The Reader includes Nader's essential writings on:

- genetically engineered food
- the World Trade Organization
- Microsoft
- digital democracy
- corporate welfare
- commercialism
- tort reform
- shadow government
- nuclear power
- corporate corruption
- women's rights
- protecting children from commercialism
- environmental politics
- Native Americans

Review:

"A collection of articles and speeches that span Nader's career before, during, and after the years when he had more influence on his country than Al Gore and George W. Bush have had, combined...[I]t is worth rereading the best speech announcing a presidential candidacy of this campaign. Or reading it for the first time, since it got minimal attention when delivered and cannot be found even today on the candidate's Web sites. Ralph Nader's speech on Feb. 21 declaring his sure-thing quest for the Green Party's nomination was an angry, principled and coherent condemnation of the current state of American politics." Adam Clymer, The New York Times Book Review

Book News Annotation:

A collection of 66 articles, essays, and speeches—from "The Safe Car You Can't Buy" which originally appeared in The Nation in April 1959 to Nader's statement announcing his candidacy delivered in February 2000. Topics include consumer rights, citizen action and social change, tort reform, corporate welfare, the media, practicing law, the presidency and democracy, and opposing the WTO.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A collection of political thought assembles the most important writings from the life-long activist and Green Party presidential candidate into a single volume.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Four generations of Americans have followed Ralph Nader's lead on civic and political issues that affect their lives. From fighting for car safety in the 1960s, to opposing policies of the World Trade Organization, to running for president, Nader continues to be a force for grassroots activism and democratic change.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583220573
Foreword:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Author:
Nader, Ralph
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Consumer protection
Subject:
Public interest
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political participation -- United States.
Subject:
Consumer protection -- United States.
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
90-09
Publication Date:
20001107
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 456 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583220573 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A collection of articles and speeches that span Nader's career before, during, and after the years when he had more influence on his country than Al Gore and George W. Bush have had, combined...[I]t is worth rereading the best speech announcing a presidential candidacy of this campaign. Or reading it for the first time, since it got minimal attention when delivered and cannot be found even today on the candidate's Web sites. Ralph Nader's speech on Feb. 21 declaring his sure-thing quest for the Green Party's nomination was an angry, principled and coherent condemnation of the current state of American politics."
"Synopsis" by , A collection of political thought assembles the most important writings from the life-long activist and Green Party presidential candidate into a single volume.
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