An Unreasonable Man

An Unreasonable Man

DVD - 2007
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A look at the life and career of Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate and former presidential candidate.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Genius Entertainment, c2007.
Edition: Widescreen format.
ISBN: 9781594445965
1594445966
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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akirakato
Dec 07, 2012

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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