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Books: Who Ya With?

CITIZEN NADER by CHARLES McCARRY 335 pages. Saturday Review Press. $7.95. "I cannot decide," Charles McCarry lamented in mid-manuscript, "whether Ralph Nader...

The Law: Nader v. G.M. (Contd.)

Ralph Nader, the crusading critic of auto safety standards, has carried his long public feud with General Motors before television cameras, congressional...

Business: THE U.S.'s TOUGHEST CUSTOMER

MIDWAY through lunch at a fashionable Washington restaurant not long ago, a young man named Ralph Nader stopped suddenly and gazed down in disgust at his chef's...

Lobbyists: Caveat Vendor

Ralph Nader is best known as the man who made Americans afraid of their cars; yet the scope of his crusading zeal extends far beyond defective mufflers and...

Youth: Nader's Neophytes

As a one-man scourge of dangerous cars, diseased meat, dirty fish and innumerable other public nuisances, Washington Attorney Ralph Nader has become the...

Business: Nader's Antibusiness Bust

Demonstrations by press release against corporate America The organizers were remarkably heterogeneous: Ralph Nader and his allies among union leaders,...

Investigations: Edible Violence

For a quiet man, Ralph Nader has made a great many enemies. Since 1964, when he first accused the automobile industry of making unsafe cars, the one-man...

Business: The Lonely Hero: Never Kowtow

HIS suits are shiny, his shoe heels generally worn. The nation's No. 1 consumer guardian is a conspicuous non-consumer. Ralph Nader does not care much about...

The Nation: Nader's Guide

Having taken the measure of the major automobile manufacturers, meat packers and industrial polluters, Ralph Nader now has sized up every incumbent Senator and...

The Law: A Big Bump for Bumping

The seasoned air traveler acquires a high tolerance for most man-made frustrations. He can take in stride the long check-in lines, extended circling in approach...

Medicine: Nader v. Nursing Homes

You can dress like a gorilla, You can frighten her and kill her, But never put your mother in a home. The unseen father of the film Where's Poppa? must have...

Environment: Nader v. Nukes

Consumerist Ralph Nader has long been predicting that 1975 would be the year when America would awake to the potential dangers of nuclear power and begin to...

The Nation: Old Folks' Liberation

Having mobilized a youth corps of consumer advocates over the past several years, Ralph Nader has now begun work on an old folks' liberation movement. Last week,...

THE CONGRESS: Nader's Biggest Raid

Late in June, an interviewer called the office of North Carolina's Democratic Senator Everett Jordan to seek an appointment. "The Senator just doesn't have any...

THE CONGRESS: Nader's Bird Watchers

Attacking the U.S. Congress is a venerable enterprise. Back in 1906 David Graham Phillips wrote a series of savage attacks titled The Treason of the Senate...

CONSUMERISM: Lemon-Aid, Nader Style

As the acknowledged national champion of the consumer, Ralph Nader is deluged weekly with letters complaining about a wide variety of goods and services...

CONSUMERISM: Nader on Nader

CONSUMERISM Nader on Nader Ralph Nader may have discovered perpetual motion. Now in his sixth year as the nation's foremost consumer champion, he is busier than...

Behavior: Nader's Guide to Shrinks

The only thing worse than feeling mentally ill these days may be deciding what to do about it. The would-be patient, not exactly on top of things anyway, is...

Environment: Nader on Food

When Abraham Lincoln established the U.S Department of Agriculture in 1862, he hoped it would be "the people's department." But has it turned out that way?...