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The Ralph Nader Reader

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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 ...more
Paperback, 441 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Seven Stories Press
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Kirsten
Oct 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all who feel a desire to make the world better
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I don't know that I could even quantify all the I learned from this book. It covered his writings from the early 70's through about 1999. Some were a little outdated, but many of the issues he wrote about in the 70's are still very relevant today - the need for civic involvement, corporate greed, the role of the media, and so much more. It took me a long time to read this book, but I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot. And now, I'm on to his more recent writings!
Ismael Galvan
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I started this book knowing nothing about Ralph Nader, except that he once ran for president and got demolished. The media presented him as a nut-job and I never bothered why until now.

The Ralph Nader Reader is a collection of essays and articles concerning corporate abuse in the United States. I thought nothing could shock me after reading a nice stack of political science, but I was wrong. Each new writing revealed a new low by corporate world, a blatant disregard for all forms of life, and th
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Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: policy-politics
This was a great book to read as a post-college liberal, giving a bit of a guide to follow for a socially-minded career path. The only thing I shouldn't have listened to was the 'go to law school' part.
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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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