Ralph Nader
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"Ralph Nader" is an Arab American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government.

Nader came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers in general, and most famously the Chevrolet Corvair. In 1999, a New York University panel of journalists ranked Unsafe at Any Speed 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century.

Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a write-in candidate in the 1992 New Hampshire Democratic primary, as the Green Party (United States)/Green Party nominee in United States presidential election, 1996/1996 and United States presidential election, 2000/2000, and as an independent candidate in United States presidential election, 2004/2004 and United States presidential election, 2008/2008.

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This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.

Your best teacher is your last mistake.

If you're not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you.

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

Ronald Reagan is the most ignorant president since Warren Harding.

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.

When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.

The only place where democracy comes before work is in the dictionary.

This country has been strip-mined by rich and powerful interests. If you don't like what they're doing, don't just sit there. Vote them out.