..". Clever, fanciful, thought-provoking."--"New York Times"
"With his new book, Ralph Nader--always the iconoclast and visionary--has created a new genre...What makes Nader remarkable is that he has refused to compromise utopian ideals while totally engaging the real world over the last five decades and delivering some of the most important changes from the Left in America in the last century...How many leftist books leave you feeling hopeful, even optimistic? How many offer you a picture of a new world that inspires you to act?...A genuine creative leap in genre and substance."--"Tikkun Magazine"
"Nader, at age 75, has just added one more literary accomplishment to his list."--"Publishers Weekly"
"For his progressive purposes Nader finds that the utopian novel allows one's imagination to forage freely in policy pastures for down-to-earth solutions. In the past Nader might have sat down and written an investigative book. Now he is presenting his ideas as fiction grounded in r
About the Author
Born in Connecticut in 1934, RALPH NADER
has spent his lifetime challenging corporations and government agencies to be more accountable to the public. His 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed
permanently altered the course of a reckless U.S. automobile industry and made Nader a household name. His lobbying and writing on the food industry helped to ensure that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of Nader’s greatest achievements was his successful lobbying for a 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, which gave increased public access to government documents. Over the years he has co-founded the public interest groups Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law. His 2000 presidential campaign on the Green Party ticket served to broaden the scope of debate on the nation’s priorities. Named by the Atlantic
as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, Nader continues to be a relentless advocate for grassroots activism and democratic change. He lives in Washington, D.C.From the Trade Paperback edition.