Alinsky has insight.Since I'm in seminary, I tend to read a lot of theology and philosophy books. Right now I'm reading Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals in order to critically interact with it in a paper. I'm reading Covenantal Baptism by Jason Helopoulos on the side.
I need to work in more artistic literature for my reading diet. Technical writing lacks delightful prose.
Right. That was what I found when I read Alinsky and how others interact with him (left or right). He had some background in Communist movements early in his life, but that doesn't mean he was an ardent Marxist/Communist. What I found, by reading his book, reading positive or negative responses, and watching several interviews with him, he was deeply pragmatic. His pragmatism wasn't skin deep and had an idealism of sorts, though inconsistent. I found his material to be very insightful when comparing to movements in America since his death in 1972. How much his disciples or those influenced by him did as he "designed" is debatable. However, his influence is clearly seen and felt in North America. I disagree with his premises and some of his conclusions, but I find his pragmatic framework to be helpful when applied with discernment in other arenas. Perhaps that's the nature of pragmatic underpinnings--they should work!Alinsky has insight.
The mistake many make is seeing him through one eye as just an extreme left wing trouble maker.
Much the same mistakes that were made by the many readers of Marx.
Should you make it to the shores of Great Britain, along with Westminster, the British Museum, and National Gallery....go to Charles Dickens home in London.Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens This is one of the books in my Mother's huge book
collection. She was an avid reader and I'm sure she read them all. When she
moved out by us, one of her requests was to get a house with an extra bedroom. That room was turned into a library. Every wall had shelves on it and there was also two rows of shelves up the middle of the room. And yes, the shelves were all filled with books!
Reading Hondo by Louis L'Amour, I think I like him better than