In Depth: Ralph Nader

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Ralph Nader ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000 and as an independent in 2004 and 2008. He is the author of several books, including “Unsafe at Any Speed,” an indictment of the auto industry published in 1965. As a consumer advocate he has spoken out on a variety of issues, including health care, food safety, environmental pollution, worker rights, tax reform, civil rights, and corporate influence.

Ralph Nader is author or co-author of more than 20 books, including:
Unsafe at Any Speed (1965); Whistle-Blowing (1972); Action for a Change (1973); The Big Boys (1986); The Lemon Book (1990); Winning the Insurance Game (1990); Canada Firsts (1992); Collision Course (1994); No Contest (1996); Ralph Nader Reader (2000); Cutting Corporate Welfare (2000); Crashing the Party (2002); In Pursuit of Justice (2004); The Good Fight (2004); Civic Arousal (2004); The Seventeen Traditions (2007); Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! (2009)

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If sincere, a portion of these funds, from any of the families, should be given and set aside for civics education;  for both  high school and adult education in the US.

I’d like to suggest this book as part of a broader text.

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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 regimes, to repressed economic conditions, to health and safety hazards, to corruption, to wars and so forth.’

Edmund Burke, the British conservative philosopher around the time of our country’s revolution, put it another way– ‘All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.'”

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Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.

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