Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think (City Lights Open Media)

Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think (City Lights Open Media) Author Ralph Nader
ISBN-10 0872867056
ISBN-13 9780872867055
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 168
Language English
Publisher City Lights Publishers
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Naders assessment of how concentrated wealth and power undermine democracy is clear and compelling but its his substantive vision of how we ought to respond that makes Breaking Through Power essential reading Written just before Donald Trumps Electoral College victory Naders latest book reads with even greater urgency now Yes MagazineIn Breaking Through Power Ralph Nader draws from a lifetime waging and often winning David vs Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government In this succinct Tom Paine style wake up call the iconic consumer advocate highlights the success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many ways in which wealth manipulates politics labor media the environment and the quality of national life today Nader makes an inspired case about how the nation can and must be democratically managed by communities guided by the United States Constitution not by the dictates of big businesses and the wealthy few This is classic Ralph Nader a crystallization of the core political beliefs and commitments that have driven his lifetime of advocacy for greater democracy Ralph Nader is the grand progressive of our time We overlook his words at our own peril This book is required reading Cornel West Ralph Nader s Breaking Through Power is a brilliant analysis of corporate power and the popular mechanisms that can be used to wrest back our democracy No one has been fighting corporate domination longer or understands it better than Nader who will go down in history not only as a prophet but an example of what it means to live the moral life We disregard his wisdom and his courage at our peril Chris Hedges Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Wages of Rebellion The Moral Imperative of Revolt Nader goes beyond delineating the problem and provides a critical prescription to battle the toxicity of unjust power one that every individual can and must embrace Nomi Prins author All the Presidents Bankers People are recognizing that our founding fundamental values of fairness justice and opportunity for all the very values that define our America are being shoved aside to create an un America of plutocracy and autocracy Ralph Nader s new book Breaking Through Power provides progressive boat rockers with inspiration and a plan for reclaiming America from the greedy Plutocrats and Fat Cats who think democracy is for sale to the highest bidder Jim Hightower I read Ralph Nader for the same reasons that I read Tom Paine He knows what he thinks says what he means and his courage is a lesson for us all Lewis Lapham Nader insists on speaking up for the little people and backs his arguments and decent sentiments with hard facts Publishers WeeklyAbout Ralph Nader Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars eat healthier food breathe better air drink cleaner water and work in safer environments for more than four decades Nader s recent books include Animal Envy Unstoppable The Good Fight and the bestseller Seventeen Traditions Nader writes a syndicated column has his own radio show and gives lectures and interviews year round

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