Ralph Nader

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Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001 - 2015

In letters addressed to Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, Ralph Nader provides incisive critiques of more than a decade of American policy decision and indecision. Each letter offers frank advice and shines light on government mishaps and missed opportunities for progress. With his signature dry wit, Nader holds these Presidents to their campaign promises. He also boldly points to the ignoble and sometimes heinous decisions made in pursuit of party platforms and misguided ideals. Covering a range of still-current topics--including the Iraq war, torture, the Crimean annexation, the minimum wage, worker's health legislation, and corporatism--these letters were wholesale ignored on receipt. Here they are reproduced to refute that fate in the spirit of true and healthy democracy.

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Return to Sender

Published April 07, 2015
Return to Sender
Unanswered letters to the President, 2001 - 2015

Unstoppable

Published April 29, 2014
Unstoppable
Americans are more disillusioned with their political leaders than ever before and large majorities of citizens tell pollsters that big corporations have too much political power.

Told You So

Published May 28, 2013
Told You So
The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner.

The Seventeen Solutions

Published October 02, 2012
The Seventeen Solutions
More than ever, America needs fresh ideas—and bold solutions. Now, Ralph Nader—perhaps our last great civic idealist—offers seventeen ideas to rescue our country from corruption, complacency, and corporate domination.

Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism

Published November 22, 2011
Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism
As Occupy Wall Street protests spread across the country and the world, Ralph Nader’s Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together To Win shows why Americans have steam coming out their ears.

The Seventeen Traditions

Published October 02, 2012
The Seventeen Traditions
My boyhood in a small town in Connecticut was shaped by my family, my friends, our neighbors, my chores and hobbies, the town's culture and environment, its schools, libraries, factories, and businesses, their workers, and by storms that came from nowhere to disrupt everything... Yet childhood in any family is a mysterious experience. . . . What shapes the mind, the personality, the character?

Only the Super-Rich can save us

Published September 22, 2009
Only the Super-Rich can save us
"In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he has lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early September 2005. . . . "