Consumer advocacy powerhouse and erstwhile presidential candidate Ralph Nader has a keen eye for detecting and dissecting political power. In this bold commentary, he advances an important idea: a bridge between liberal and conservative political ideologies against what he poses as their common enemy, the corporate state. This timely, provocative – yet optimistic – proposal merits serious consideration and wide discussion. Nader holds that nothing matters as much as a united stand against unchallenged corporate power. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends Nader’s editorial to concerned Americans who wonder how to make Congress effective once again and who believe in the American promise, perhaps now more of a dream than before, of economic equality. Conservatives and liberals alike will be quite intrigued – though probably not persuaded – by this original, far-reaching proposal.
In this summary, you will learn
- How a left-right coalition theoretically could correct problems caused by the corporate state,
- How this new coalition could gain power on Capitol Hill and in the courts, and
- What specific issues appeal to both conservatives and liberals.
About the Author
Author, lecturer, attorney and political activist Ralph Nader was cited by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history.
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