Book Forum

Unstoppable: The Emerging Left‐​Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

(Nation Books, 2014)

June 27, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring the author Ralph Nader; with comments by Daniel McCarthy, Editor, The American Conservative; Timothy P. Carney, Senior Political Columnist, The Washington Examiner; moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.

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In Unstoppable, famed political activist Ralph Nader calls for an alliance of principled libertarians, conservatives, and progressives against a corrupt and overreaching Washington establishment. Although long an iconic figure on the political left, Nader here seeks to bridge ideological divisions by identifying opportunities for left‐​right cooperation. According to Nader, the possibilities for joint action include opposing unnecessary wars and bloated Pentagon spending, protecting endangered civil liberties, and combating corporate welfare and bailouts. Please join us for a lively discussion of this provocative book by a man cited by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history. Prominent conservative writers Daniel McCarthy and Timothy Carney will offer their comments on the book and assess both the potential and limits of Nader’s envisioned alliance.