It is evident that Nader is probably one of the most important US activists of the 20th Century.
The second half is much more interesting. If you find that the first half is boring, I'd recommend skipping ahead. The film provides a fair account of the two-party system in the USA and how it has weakened their democracy.
At times the film is a little one-sided (especially the first half). However, many figures who are critical of Nader were interviewed, so there is some balance.
Sadly the disc was slightly damaged.
It is a 2006 documentary that traces the life and career of political activist Ralph Nader, the founder of modern consumer protection in America.
Without a doubt, he is one of the most colorful, energetic and determined personalities of our time.
In terms of consumer advocacy campaign, he has exerted more impact on American daily lives---if not international---than most US presidents.
For example, he introduced auto safety features such as seat belts and air bags.
He stepped into a spotlight following an invasion of privacy lawsuit against General Motors.
Over the next thirty years, the film argues, Nader "built a legislative record that would be the envy of any modern president."
Nader explains his disillusionment with the two-party system following the rise of Reaganism.
In assessing Nader's effect as a third party candidate, the film examines Nader's role as a spoiler in the 2000 presidential election.
The film presents interviews with current and former members of Nader's Raiders, including Joan Claybrook and Robert Fellmeth, as well as politicians and political analysts such as Phil Donahue, Pat Buchanan, and Eric Alterman.
Apparently, this film was created to defend Nader and restore his reputation after his controversial role in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
In any case, this is a quite interesting and thought-provoking documentary.
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