Bruce orenstein coproducer, the democratic promise. Saul alinsky ebooks read ebooks online free ebooks. Following the dnc convention, saul alinskys son, l. Saul alinsky was first and foremost a true believer in democracy and the participation of ordinary people in decisions impacting their lives. Back in august 2008, when barack obama received the democratic nomination for the presidency, saul alinskys son, l.
It is a fine tribute to saul alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday. Koch, saul alinsky never advocated character assassination and he certainly wasnt a collectivist. In 1972, playboy magazine did an interview with saul alinsky. Famed abolitionist frederick douglass wrote, power concedes nothing without demand. Only american conservatives could be so gullible, ignorant and hysterically extremist as to think he could be the ne plus ultra of leftist. Barack obamas training in chicago by the great community organizers is showing his effectiveness, the son wrote. Rules for radicals a practical primer for realistic radicals saul d. His work through the chicagobased industrial areas foundation helping.
See more ideas about politics, rules for radicals and obama. Alinsky championed new ways to organize the poor and powerless that created a backyard revolution in cities across america. Produced by the corporation for public broadcasting. How to create a social state does a list reproduce saul alinskys rules for how to create a social state, or is it a political hoax. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free societyand a telltale sign that the collectivists do. Alinsky, whilst all very well in his way, was rather tame and bourgeois. Alinskys book rules for radicals, the summary of his organizing philosophy that was published a year before his death in 1972, is particularly notorious among rightwing pundits, and he was. An examination of legendary community organizer saul alinskys life and legacy through the work being done by contemporary peoples organizations. A film about the history of community organizing in america and the role played by saul. What is actually radical about bernie sanders democratic. I am proud to see that my fathers model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the democratic campaign in 2008. Saul alinsky 19091972, who wrote the book rules for radicals, is the patron saint of the modern democratic party.
Ccesl community organizing handbook 2009 university of denver. He was a marxist grassroots organizer who spent much of his life organizing rent strikes and protesting conditions of the poor in chicago in the 1930s. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free societyand a telltale sign that the collectivists do not have good answers. Downtown promise recycles the storyline of downtown enterprise, aka, downtown empowerment, aka been there, done that. For obama, all roads lead to acorn and saul alinsky. This documentary is a good introduction to the work of legendary organizer, saul alinsky. Narrated by alec baldwin, and featuring interviews with many people alinsky worked with, the democratic promise shows how people learned to get together and lobby their government and workplaces to promote their welfare. Hillary clinton and barack obama can trace their political character to teachings. Contents prologue xiii the purpose 3 of means and ends 24 a word about words 48 the education of. I am proud to see that my fathers model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the. Alec baldwin narrates the story of legendary community organizer, saul alinsky, and his modernday legacy.
Perhaps its time to refresh saul alinskys middleaged rules for radicals now in its 46th year, which has instructed this and prior generations of radicals who want to burn the system down. In the end, saul alinsky is a fascinating historical. Alinsky so admired lucifer he wanted to join satan in hell. Saul alinsky and his legacy, chicago video project, 1999. This is the approach that arthur schopenhauer described in the 19th century, that saul alinsky famously advocated in the 20th and that so many despots have infamously practiced.
Saul alinsky is alive and well at the democrat national. Is it true that democrats have been following saul alinsky. Narrated by alec baldwin, the documentary examines both the history of community organizing through the work of saul alinsky as well as the current state of community organizing, as shown by. His work through the chicagobased industrial areas foundation helping poor communities organize to press demands upon landlords, politicians and business leaders won him national recognition and notoriety. In the previous article, we looked at 8 rules that saul alinsky laid out in his book rules for radicals. However, there are other rules that follow in the book. Following alinskys death in 1972, his ideas and tactics were deepened and adapted through the thinking and practice of his. Obama learned his lesson well, david alinsky, the son of saul alinsky, wrote in the boston globe in 2008.
Alinsky vintage books a division of random house, inc. Downton abbey recycles the story line of upstairsdownstairs. Saul alinskys fbi files, hosted at the internet archive. Saul david alinsky january 30, 1909 june 12, 1972 was an american community activist and political theorist. My hunt for hillarys radical thesis red rosetta stone spoiler alert for ben carson. Saul alinsky biography childhood, life achievements. However, unlike christian socialist and activist for the poor dorothy day, alinskys real claim to fame was as strategist for antiestablishment 60s radicals and. The industrial areas foundation iaf is a national community organizing network established.
My hunt for hillarys radical thesis the daily beast. Saul alinsky and his legacy, produced in association with the independent television service. A documentary made on his life, the democratic promise. Director bob hercules, bruce orenstein genres documentary subtitles. One rule, mentioned by glenn beck, was rule 12 and that one rule seems to be one of the most workable rules that president obama has used to the max. Responding to the impatience of a new left generation of activists in the. Democrats and the legacy of activist saul alinsky robert siegel talks to author sanford horwitt, who wrote a biography of saul alinsky called let them call me rebel. Rules for radicals by saul alinsky quotes and excerpts. Letter from hillary clinton to saul alinsky reveals close. A wolf in sheeps clothing dvd since the 1960s, saul alinskys words and famous work, rules for radicals have influenced political tactics and theories, especially on issues concerning social justice. Opportunities to share your communityorganizing knowledge and skills. The alinsky model examines the roots of the current administrations effort to subject america to a wholesale transformation by looking at the work of one of the presidents heroes radical chicago community organizer saul alinsky.
The disciple of saul alinsky leads america towards. In his dedication at the beginning of that book, alinsky pays homage to one particular idol, lest we forget, at least an over the shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical. A film about the history of community organizing in america and the role played by saul alinsky in. Theres not really a triangle connecting the presidential candidate, the community organizer and the. Obamas 2008 campaign showcased many alinsky methods. Saul alinsky and his legacy, depicts how he came out with new and innovative ideas to organise the poor across america. Sw 7 session eleven april 5, 2014 community organizing industrial areas foundation iaf my only fixed truth is a belief that if people have the opportunity to act freely and the power to control their own destinies, theyll generally reach the right decisions, saul alinsky. He repeats that quote in democratic promise, the pbs documentary on alinsky. Barack obama has been following those rules one by one. Based on his work with back of the yards, alinsky laid out his vision for. His teachings have inspired many american leaders and politicians including, ed chambers, barack obama, tom gaudette, ernesto cortes, michael gecan, wade rathkeand. A pragmatic primer for realistic radicals is the late work of community organizer saul d. Narrated by alec baldwin, and featuring interviews with many people alinsky worked with, the democratic promise shows how people learned to get together and lobby their government and. Saul alinsky and his legacy, directed by bob hercules and bruce ornstein seattle.
From the late 1930s until his death in 1972, alinsky led the movement to empower disenfranchised communities through collective action. In his free time he had been raising funds for the international brigade in the spanish civil. Saul alinsky and his premise of power offers a ruthless path of control. To begin with, alinsky dedicated his book, rules for radicals, to lucifer, aka the devil. A film about the history of community organizing in america and the role played by saul alinsky in the development of the practice. Updating alinskys rules for radicals for the trump era. This exceptional and compelling documentary, narrated by alec baldwin, examines the life and legacy of legendary community organizer saul alinsky. Postobama democrats with altleft progressives controlling the party are continuing power plays such as the tell a lie often enough and soon others will believe it. Somewhere in heaven or hell alinskys surely enjoying a fine laugh. The guru of sixties radicals, alinsky urged his followers to be flexible and opportunistic and say anything to get. The chicago stories episode guide includes recaps for every episode from every season and a full list of where you can watch episodes online instantly. He developed a robust expression of this democratic faith in a new organizational format, community organization, that brought together local congregations, unions, neighborhood centers and schools for positive collaborative action on vital issues. Alec baldwin narrates the story of legendary community organizer, saul alinsky, and.371 88 667 607 832 976 1126 185 439 1206 30 284 1209 1467 1560 1098 1665 1048 37 655 836 1100 1172 419 1165 149 398 1579 715 521 362 689 1262 742 141 924 972 965 1044 953 465 583