Rules for radicals: a practical primer for realistic radicals

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Random House, 1971 - Political Science - 196 pages
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Guides young revolutionaries in the art of human communication and explains the tactics of organizing others to work within the system for social change

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Sal Alinsky hit a homerun with easy to read handbook. - Goodreads
Advice for evil work. - Goodreads
Amazing if you can forgive his prose. - Goodreads
This book was unsettling, but educational. - Goodreads
Alinsky is a good writer and capable intellectual. - Goodreads
ALSO: I really like Alinsky's writing style. - Goodreads
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A lot of what is wrong in America can be directly traced back to the members of this cult. Any time anyone, no matter their political or societal standing, advocates "playing god" as Saul Alinsky does in this book, is headed for a fall.
When individuals are encouraged to stir up strife and dissent, turning one against another, is out of touch with their mental faculties. The end never justifies the means, more especially when you don't really know what the means are.
As for using a person's faith or belief system against them, based on the premise that no one can live up to their own standards; therefore demonizing them as hypocrites, is akin to the third string football player who is bitter that they aren't good enough to play and taking pot shots of those who are.
If Saul were alive today, and was held accountable to his own standards, or lack of, then most assuredly you would find that he can't live up to them; whatever they may be.
In reality you would find that Saul is no different, if not worse, than those he railed against. There is nothing worse than a person who masks themselves under the title of Community Organizer, when they are nothing more than an instigator and trouble maker.
In my part of the country, we took these people out behind the woodshed and gave them an attitude adjustment. Which more times than not, cured the individual in question of their unbridled temper tantrums, gossip and trouble making.
Unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world, and those of us who "get it" are continually asked to indulge the tirades, emotional outbursts and cultural labeling of those who do not. Is this fair? No it is not. But then again, life is not fair.
 

Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

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The Purpose
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Of Means and Ends
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A Word About Words
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Copyright

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Dr. Helen: Rules for Radicals 101
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Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals
Rules of power tactics. From Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. Printable version. Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have. ...
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Rules for radicals - Senator Hillary Clinton Of New York - Zimbio
Who is this man, and what does he have to do with modern leftist political tactics? His name was Saul Alinsky, the mentor of Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...
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Rules for Radicals
Rules for Radicals In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. Those who prefer cooperative ...
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RULES FOR RADICALS « bibliomarket
by Chris Heuer The purpose of this post is to get you to read Saul D. Alinsky’s RULES FOR RADICALS. Since it was an important source of reflection for a lot ...
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Saul Alinsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois - June 12, 1972, Carmel, ...
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Nuke’s News and Views » Blog Archive » Rules for radicals
August 1st, 2007 at 4:59 pm . by el nuko. Update: Andrew Walden’s review is outstanding. alinsky.jpg Who is this man, and what does he have to do with ...
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