Ralph Nader

Author of Crashing the party

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Ralph Nader (Our Media, Not Theirs, Cutting Corporate Welfare, The Ralph Nader Reader, "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!", In Pursuit of Justice, The WTO, Told You So, Censored 2015, Censored 2015, Return to Sender)

Born in Connecticut in 1934, Ralph Nader has spent his lifetime challenging corporations and government agencies to be more accountable to the public. His 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed permanently altered the course of a reckless U.S. automobile industry and made Nader a household name. His lobbying and writing on the food industry helped to ensure that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of Nader’s greatest achievements was his successful lobbying for a 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, which gave increased public access to government documents. Over the years he has co-founded the public interest groups Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law. His 2000 presidential campaign on the Green Party ticket served to broaden the scope of debate on the nation’s priorities. Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, Nader continues to be a relentless advocate for grassroots activism and democratic change. He lives in Washington, D.C. (added from Random House)… (more)

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Booknotes, Sunday, February 3, 2002
Ralph Nader discusses Crashing the party.

Ralph Nader is one of America's most passionate and effective social critics. He has been called a muckraker, a consumer crusader, and America's public defender. The cars we drive, the food we eat, the water we drink-their safety has been enhanced largely due to Ralph Nader. Time magazine called him "the U. S.'s toughest customer." His inspiration and example have rallied consumer advocates, citizen activists, public interest lawyers, and government officials into action, and in the 2000 election, nearly three million people voted for him. An inspiring and defiant memoir, Crashing the Party takes us inside Nader's campaign and explains what it took to fight the two-party juggernaut; why Bush and Gore were really afraid to let him in on their debates; why progressive Democrats have been left behind and ignored by their party; how Democrat and Republican interests have been lost to corporate bankrolling; and what needs to happen in the future for people to take back their political system. The 2000 election gave the Green Party legitimacy (as 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace called it-"the only campaign with a pulse") and an important, growing foothold on national politics. With humor and insight, Crashing the Party is the one honest retelling of what unfolded over the course of the 2000 campaign. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
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