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When we were youngsters, our father would ask us provocative questions. One day he asked, 'What is the most powerful, event-producing force in the world?' We guessed and guessed. His answer: 'Apathy.' What? 'Yes,' he said, 'apathy, because huge numbers of apathetic citizens, or victims, allow bad guys to create all kinds of problems on the ground -- from dictatorial regime ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published October 12th 2004 by Harper Paperbacks (first published 2004)
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Derek Postlewaite
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As usual, Nader keeps his ears to the ground and showcases a pair of letters written to him by supporters looking for advice (e.g. a waitress who's become disillusioned by American politics and the lack of economic opportunities in America), and he responds to their concerns. A stimulating quick read about the "real" America.
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American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and candidate for President of the United States in five elections, including the last election 0f 2008, with his role in the 2000 election in particular being subject to much debate.

Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. Nader is the first Arab American pr
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