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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - willszal - LibraryThing
Why didn't I learn about Alinsky back in school? I've been flirting with both the philosophical and practical significance of organizing and activism for sometime now. Alinksy makes the irrefutable ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ZoneSeek - LibraryThing
A little dated, some specifics wouldn't work now, or would backfire. Like Alinsky says, details adapt to changing times but the principles are the same. Read full review