“This country's leading hell-raiser...has set down some of the rules of the game. No one has had more experience or has been more successful at it than Alinsky.” —The Nation
“Alinsky's techniques and teachings influenced generations of community and labor organizers, including the church-based group hiring a young [Barack] Obama to work on Chicago's South Side in the 1980s.... Alinsky impressed a young [Hillary] Clinton, who was growing up in Park Ridge at the time Alinsky was the director of the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“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
For some reason, even though the book is only 195 pages long, it reads like it is 400 pages long.
I don't know which is scarier: that this book exists or that so many people think this man is a great human being for wanting his fellow humans to be enslaved.
They wrote them on the author Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and how they would impliment the methods laid out in this book.
Use in my social justice class. This is a good read for college students who are not quite sure about social justice issues.Published 8 hours ago by brian prunty
Consists of about 50/50 ideology and tactics. I suspect Alinsky was much better at doing activism than describing it. Could be useful for introduction to activism.Published 1 day ago by Danielle
Gives great insight into Obama's thinking and seeing the wrong direction he wants to take this country.... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Westside Willie
Well, he quotes Lucifer in the first pages so I think I'll pass.Published 6 days ago by Mark Moffitt
Barry and Hillary's mentor and from which they take their lead. Nothing new here to say the least...Published 7 days ago by Raymo
This is a very interesting read. I have HEARD that Alinsky is a hero to President Obama. I do not know for sure if that is true. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Francis C. Donnelly
Saul Alinsky is President Obama's hero, and this book is where Obama gets all his ideas from. So if you want to understand how Barack Hussein Obama thinks, read this.Published 8 days ago by Black-eared Parrotlet
I read this book as homework for Ben Carson's book 'One Nation' -- Chapter 2 is titled Political Correctness. Read morePublished 11 days ago by az mouse