Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

Saul David Alinsky

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: Oct 23, 1989

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Review

“Alinsky is that rarity in American life, a superlative organizer, strategist, and tactician who is also a social philosopher.”
—Charles E. Silberman

“He cannot be bought; he cannot be intimidated; and he breaks all the rules.”
—_The Economist_ (London)

“I consider him to be one of the few really great men of our century.”
—Jacques Maritain

Product Description

The father of modern community organization, Saul Alinsky taught a generation of activists and politicians how to effectively construct social change. In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky writes with passion and intelligence, carefully outlining “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Indispensable since its first publication in 1971, this book continues to inform and inspire all those who believe that political engagement is the key to maintaining America's democratic tradition.