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An Unreasonable Man - DVD

 
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In 1966, General Motors, the most powerful corporation in the world,
sent private
investigators to dig up dirt on an obscure thirty-two year old public
interest lawyer named Ralph Nader, who had written a book critical of
one of their cars, the Corvair.  The scandal that ensued after the
smear campaign was revealed launched Ralph Nader into national
prominence and established him as one of the most admired Americans and
the leader of the modern Consumer Movement.  Over the next thirty years
and without ever holding public office, Nader built a legislative
record that is the rival of any contemporary president.  Many things we
take for granted including seat belts, airbags, product labeling, no
nukes, even the free ticket you get after being bumped from an
overbooked flight are largely due to the efforts of Ralph Nader and his
citizen groups. Yet today, when most people hear the name "Ralph
Nader," they think of the man who gave the country George W. Bush.  As
a result, after sustaining his popularity and effectiveness over an
unprecedented amount of time, he has become a pariah even among former
friends and allies.  How did this happen?  Is he really to blame for
George W. Bush?  Who has stuck by him and who has abandoned him?  Has
our democracy become a consumer fraud?  After being so right for so
many years, how did he seem to go so wrong?  With the help of exciting
graphics, rare archival footage and over forty on-camera interviews
conducted over the past two years, "An Unreasonable Man" traces the
life and career of Ralph Nader, one of  the most unique, important, and
controversial political figures of the past half century.

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