The New 1% of Committed Activists

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Andy Lee Roth, a sociology professor at Citrus College is associate director of Project Censored and co-editor of Censored 2017: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2015-2016. In “Ralph Nader Calls for a New 1%,” an article written for Yes magazine, Roth highlights the call to action made by Ralph Nader in his most recent book, Breaking through Power:

“The premise of his argument is that small groups of individuals have initiated most of the significant, progressive political reforms in U.S. history – from the abolition of slavery to securing women’s right to vote, from tobacco regulation to citizen initiatives on climate change: ‘Take a sweeping look at history and you will discover that almost all movements that mattered started with just one or two people.’

“The book’s final chapter, titled ‘Why Democracy Works,’ is Nader’s call to action. It begins by quoting Martin Luther King Jr…

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