New Amazon Kindle E-Book Edition — Published in October 2016
Includes a new Foreword by Ravi Malhotra, Editor of Disability Politics in a Global Economy: Essays in Honour of Marta Russell.
A WARNING FROM AN UPPITY CRIP. Marta Russell exposes the neoliberal drive to shrink social services with the Reinventing Government mantra. “We are dangerously close to a Jerry Lewis democracy where middlemen beggars and corporate CEOs getting huge paychecks may replace entitlements with charity,” reveals Russell in her devastating analysis of the “reform” of the social safety net.
“The kind of analysis that virtually no one has done–to the peril of everyone in this nation.” — Mary Johnson
“Vividly written… goes to the heart of many matters, starting with the profound desire of ‘normal’ people, many of them supposedly broad-minded types squarely within the liberal tradition, to reach for the sterilizing knife, or the medicine cabinet of Doctor Kevorkian when confronted with an affront to their sense of the ‘normal.'” — Alexander Cockburn
“What Ralph Nader did for the consumer movement in his book Unsafe at Any Speed, Marta Russell has accomplished in her riveting BEYOND RAMPS. No one, left, right, or center, who reads this book about the role of the ‘disabled’ and the ‘terminally ill’ and the way they are treated will come away unchanged. Russell has centered our attitude in a historical stream of thought, which will at first make people stunned and ashamed, and then cause us hopefully to change the way we behave.” —Marcus Raskin