KPFA Radio 94.1FM, City Lights Books & Project Censored present:
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $15 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838- 3006
or Pegasus (3 sites), Books Inc/Berkeley, Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
S.F. – Modern Times
“Ralph Nader is the grand progressive of our time. We overlook his words at our own peril. This book is required reading.”
– Cornel West
In Breaking Through Power, 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.
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. The iconic champion of consumer rights first made headlines in 1965 with his pioneering bestseller Unsafe at Any Speed, a devastating indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
“Nader insists on speaking up for the little people and backs his arguments and decent sentiments with hard facts.”
– Publishers Weekly
“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 author
“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
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 Unstoppable, The Good Fight, and the bestseller, Seventeen Traditions. He writes a syndicated column, has his own radio show (aired on KPFA) and gives lectures and interviews year round.
Mickey Huff, our host, is director of Project Censored and serves on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is co-chair of the history department. Huff is co-host with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that originates from KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA.