Rules for Radicals (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Jake M. - Goodreads
This is a readable primer on the motives and tactics behind community organization. Some readers take issue with "the ends often justify the means" philosophy Alinsky espouses, but his argument for ... Read full review
Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Dallas Barry - Goodreads
A book about the truth of America and the people who built it and the people who run it now. This very informative and factual book shows all the exploitation that the government utilizes daily. In ... Read full review
Of Means and Ends
A Word About Words
The Education of an Organizer
In the Beginning
The Genesis of Tactic Proxy
The Way Ahead