Rules for Radicals
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition.
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Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Adam Jacobs - Goodreads
I had never heard of this book until conservative Americans kept screaming about it, and how Obama was using it to destroy the world. Well, that got my attention. I checked the book out from the ... Read full review
Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Ahmed - Goodreads
Excellent book of advice for social and community organizers. To be read critically of course, as the chapter on ends and means takes a rather Machiavellian approach and suggests that mortality is a ... Read full review
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