Rules For Radicals
A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
by Saul D. Alinsky
Vintage Books, Random House, 1989, ISBN 0679721134, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, some underlining in pink highlighter on a few pages, no inscriptions, un-creased spine (see photographs)
"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 political 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."