We provide these recommendations for the purpose of studying the philosophy and tactics employed by radicals that have moved America away from its Constitutional foundations. We do not recommend employing tactics used by radicals – we have created an Activism page for materials that might be helpful.
by Saul Alinsky
(Learn how/what the radicals think about making change!)
Legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship. First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and afterword, this classic volume is a bold call to action that still resonates today.
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
by Saul Alinsky (Learn how/what the radicals think about making change!)
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.” This primer tells the “have-nots” how they can organize to achieve real political power for the practice of true democracy. 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.