CRUSADERS: Nibbling at the Nader Myth

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader has long been assailed by conservative politicians and officers of corporations that have been gored by his crusading zeal. At the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller made him the target of one of history's most labored puns (he claimed that Candidate Jimmy Carter's appearance at a Nader gathering meant that Carter was trying "to pass himself off as one of the Nader-day saints"). Now the lean, intense folk hero is coming under fire from a few of his former admirers—liberals who applaud his...

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