noted political activist talked about his latest book
Posted 04.07.10 by mica communications
RALPH NADER, Getting Big Business Off Your Back and Out of Your Pocket
Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Brown Center: Falvey Hall (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.)
Ralph Nader is a political activist, lawyer, author, lecturer, consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate. His activism has centered on the issues of consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government, and he has started many nonprofits and written books about these pressing topics. His talk reflected many of the ideas expressed in his latest book, Only the Super Rich Can Save Us. After the talk, he was available to sign books, which were available to purchase. The lecture, sponsored by the department of language, literature & culture, was free and open to the public.
• HEAR: Marc Steiner interviews Ralph Nader on WEAA Radio as a preview to Nader's lecture at MICA.
Journalist William Hughes described Nader's talk with, "on April 20, author and political gadfly Ralph Nader gave a lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, MD. He spoke before a near capacity audience for over an hour. During the Q&A, he was asked his opinion of President Barack Obama. Mr. Nader labeled Obama as 'conflict-averse,' and criticized both his foreign and domestic polices. In response to a question about Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Mr. Nader said Rep. Paul was a 'fresh voice,' and that he was 'right' about ending the current privately owned Federal Reserve System, ('The Fed'), and that it should be a public agency and held 'accountable' to the U.S. Congress. Mr. Nader also praised Rep. Paul's opposition to 'the wars of aggression' and to 'empires,' but disagreed with him on other social justice issues. Professor Fimin DeBrabander of MICA introduced Mr. Nader."
Photo caption: Ralph Nader lectured at MICA on April 20. (Photo by Dion Ogust); video courtesy of William Hughes