Retro Cool? Ralph Nader's Campaign

He buckles his seat belt, of course. Ralph Nader gets into the car at Washington's Reagan National Airport. It's 10:30 p.m. and it's a safe bet that his fellow passengers are heading home or at least out for a nightcap. At 66, though, Nader is going to the office. On the ride he talks about the IMF and other global economic bodies: "How can we sign on to something that subordinates democracy to corporate power?"

Nader's crusade against "corporate abuse" isn't new. For two generations, the Harvard-trained lawyer turned activist has been an American icon. There are children's books about him....

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