Civic Arousal

Civic Arousal When we were youngsters our father would ask us provocative questions One day he asked What is the most powerful event producing force in the world We guessed and guessed His answer Apathy What Yes

  • Title: Civic Arousal
  • Author: Ralph Nader
  • ISBN: 9780060793258
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • When we were youngsters, our father would ask us provocative questions One day he asked, What is the most powerful, event producing force in the world We guessed and guessed His answer Apathy What Yes, he said, apathy, because huge numbers of apathetic citizens, or victims, allow bad guys to create all kinds of problems on the ground from dictatorial regimeWhen we were youngsters, our father would ask us provocative questions One day he asked, What is the most powerful, event producing force in the world We guessed and guessed His answer Apathy What Yes, he said, apathy, because huge numbers of apathetic citizens, or victims, allow bad guys to create all kinds of problems on the ground from dictatorial regimes, to repressed economic conditions, to health and safety hazards, to corruption, to wars and so forth Edmund Burke, the British conservative philosopher around the time of our country s revolution, put it another way All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing Thomas Paine s Common Sense galvanized his fellow American colonists into seizing their independence from Britain Today, as we again face times that try men s souls, Ralph Nader s call to civic action is as crucial to our country s future as Paine s was in 1776 In Civic Arousal, Nader responds to thoughtful letters written by two young citizens, both frustrated with the political status quo but unsure about their power to affect real change His insights will inspire every citizen to participate in our democracy and movements for positive change in this country.

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    1. As usual, Nader keeps his ears to the ground and showcases a pair of letters written to him by supporters looking for advice (e.g. a waitress who's become disillusioned by American politics and the lack of economic opportunities in America), and he responds to their concerns. A stimulating quick read about the "real" America.

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