Apocalypse soon

“Now” seems a bit premature, but still: the October Car and Driver has an interview with Ralph Nader.

Seriously. It’s on the back page, in their “What I’d Do Differently” section, conducted by Steven Cole Smith, a former executive editor of C/D who still occupies a contributing-editor slot, and who serves as automotive editor of the Orlando Sentinel.

On a hunch, I checked Smith’s back pages, and by gum, there’s an interview with Nader, conducted this past July. Magazine lead times being what they are, this would just about fit — though there’s essentially no duplication between the Sentinel article and the C/D piece, which suggests that Smith had a lot more material than he had space for in the paper, and he managed to talk editor Eddie Alterman into taking it.

I have to wonder how this sits with columnist (and two-time C/D editor) David E. Davis, Jr., who once argued that Nader was in fact dead.



  1. Dick Stanley »

    5 September 2009 · 12:35 pm

    Nader is brain dead, if that counts.

  2. Jeffro »

    5 September 2009 · 3:31 pm

    Perhaps hell is endothermic after all, despite empirical evidence to the contrary.

  3. 24hrlib »

    6 September 2009 · 5:22 pm

    Nader must be doing something right. His latest book tour is underway, while critics say it will be on the best seller list.

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