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.
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This primers tells the "have-nots" how they can organize to achieve real political power for the practice of true democracy.About the Author:
Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago in 1909 and educated first in the streets of that city and then in its university. Graduate work at the University of Chicago in criminology introduced him to the Capone gang, and later to Joliet State Prison, where he studied prison life.
He founded what is known today as the Alinsky ideology and Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power. His work in organizing the poor to fight for their rights as citizens has been internationally recognized. In the late 1930s he organized the Back of the Yards area in Chicago (the neighborhood made famous in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle). Subsequently, through the Industrial Areas Foundation which he began in 1940, Mr. Alinsky and his staff helped to organize communities not only in Chicago but throughout the country. He later turned his attentions to the middle class, creating a training institute for organizers. He died in 1972.
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Book Description Random House, New York, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Assumed First Edition. A good copy of this early, hard to find book. Assumed first edition as no later printing noted. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine have a couple light white lines on back; some soiling to lower spine. Light foxing on end papers. Some highlighting and underlining in a few chapters - the previous owner must have been making plans! Jacket in mylar has not been price clipped. Some chipping and creasing to spine ends; light scuffing on back, Alinsky, America's most famous community organizer,tells the Have-Nots how they can organize to achieve real political power for the practice of true democracy. 196 pp. Size: 8 1/2" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18416
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Book Description Random House (1971), New York, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 196 pages. The last book by the Jewish American community organizer, whose organizing models continue to be used by grassroots groups that work to influence decision-makers in favor of their interests and beliefs, generally involving social justice. The book is for the 'Have-Nots' and is 'addressed to the powerless everywhere -- to poor blacks and whites, to students, to industrial and agricultural workers, to everyone who wants to effect radical change through the practical exercise of true democratic power' ? from the flap. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket that is lightly scuffed on the spine and has a short closed tear at the base of the back flap. Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the singer, songwriter, and poet Rod McKuen, who sold millions of books and albums in the 1960s and 1970s. McKuen's tennis-shoe bookplate affixed to front free endpaper and blind stamp on half-title page. A compliments of the publisher card laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 123171