Search Results: "Ralph Nader"


BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING THROUGH POWER by Ralph Nader
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In an era of political gridlock, Nader argues, mostly convincingly, that a 'left/right alliance' can get the country back on track."
Another populist manifesto from the veteran political activist and anti-corporate consumer advocate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Less a new conversation than a restatement of an older agenda."
Third-party presidential contender and environmental activist Nader (Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism, 2011, etc.) offers "an attempt to start a new conversation about our problems." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 30, 1970

"All together, there is relatively little material on the car itself and one gets the impression that it's assembled in not too sturdy a fashion, but then the Nader name and consumer-directed good intentions assure a certain market where it will do well."
With the help of (i.e. based on) letters from 4000 irate owners of a shiny new buggy which is bugged, the authors (Mr. Nader, one of his associates and a lawyer) have itemized what a car should have, raised taillights, or be, white or yellow rather than red or black. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"Be that as it may, the case data collected from the bilked (over 500 active and retired workers responded to a pension questionnaire), along with complementary information from benefit system authorities and government sources, provide another of those Naderesque true stories of quacksalvers practicing their venality in high financial places."
The message here — delivered in those per usual Nader flat tones of impeccable integrity and exhortatory conviction — is that many millions of Americans enrolled in private pension plans are cheated each year of the benefits due them and hence of anticipated retirement security. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOYS by William Taylor
Released: May 19, 1986

"Of interest to corporate people-watchers and others who wonder what kinds of people make it to the top."
Nine of America's most powerful (though virtually unknown) executives are scrutinized in this extraordinarily candid and thought-provoking probe into their business and personal lives. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 1972

"VW is certain to contest the Nader blitzkrieg — in fact the campaign has begun in the company's trade publication Small World — but at the moment the people's car and the occupants in it seem headed for big trouble."
Nader himself headed the task force which produced this report, an alarming document which brands the Volkswagen as "the most hazardous vehicle used in significant numbers in the United States." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 22, 1972

"To be citizen first and employee second is one of those wrenching ontological choices; the merit of this latest volume in the Nader Advocacy Library is that it sensitizes the problem and offers pragmatic encouragement."
On January 30 of last year Ralph Nader and some like-minded associates had a blast at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. But before anyone gets the wrong notion, it was a most sober toot — advocates of "whistle blowing" (exposing government or industry activity which conflicts with the public interest) assembled for a one-day Conference on Professional Responsibility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNSTOPPABLE by Ralph Nader
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"Despite the best of motives, Nader shoots down his own case for convergence."
Activist Nader (The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, 2012, etc.) sketches out places of "convergence" where liberals and conservatives can start working together for the public good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERDICTS ON LAWYERS by Mark Green
Released: Feb. 1, 1975

"A book to make you angry and also reassure you with its advocacy."
The Nader imprimatur is a sure sign of a necessary muckrake, with the accent on public responsibility, and in the aftermath of Watergate, disillusionment with these knaves who have a license to steal—the members of the legal profession—is at an all time high. Read full book review >

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Released: June 27, 1977

"If nothing else, this should lead to more light for all—and more heat on public officials."
The voices, are neither frenzied nor shrill; the homework has been done with dispatch and the lessons fully recited. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"An impressive marshalling of grim fact and outraged opinion."
Or, Unsafe at Any Altitude: a measured, albeit merciless, critique of commercial aviation's safety policies and practices. Read full book review >