Nick Freudenberg. Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health. Oxford, 2014.
I spoke last night on a panel celebrating the release of this book. I gave it a rave blurb:
Lethal But Legal is a superb, magnificently written, courageous, and thoroughly compelling exposé of how corporations selling cigarettes, guns, cars, drugs, booze, and food and beverages enrich themselves at the expense of public health. Even more important, Freudenberg tells us how we can organize to counter corporate power and achieve a healthier and more sustainable environment. This book should be required reading for anyone who cares about promoting health, protecting democratic institutions, and achieving a more equitable and just society.
I will be using this one in classes. Congratulations to Nick Freudenberg, director of Hunter College’s Food Policy Center, for producing this distinguished work of scholarship.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.