Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic 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.
"He cannot be bought; he cannot be intimidated; and he breaks all the rules."
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Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Edward Sullivan - Goodreads
Another book I've been meaning to read for a long, long time. A good bit of it is dated but insightful about the times in which it was written. There's a lot of good practical advice still relevant for people looking to organize for political or social change. Read full review
Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Nick Short - Goodreads
Organizing people to do things can be really difficult. Even in if it's in their (our) own interest to do so, even if the shared interests are known, desired, and agreed upon. This book helped me ... Read full review