Saul Alinsky & IAF Tradition

“Saul Alinsky scorned the ideologies of his day on the left and right that prejudged causes and precluded innovative responses to some of the nation’s most pressing social problems. His disposition, reflecting his Jewish roots, was always to side with the cut out, the shut out, the powerless, the impoverished – what he called the “have nots”.  He understood his core mission to be the revitalization of American democracy under threat at home and abroad…”

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Alinksy, Saul (1946). Reveille for Radicals.  USA: Vintage Books. Second Edition 1969.

Alinsky, Saul (1971).  Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals.
USA: Vintage Books.

Chambers, Edward (2003).  Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action and
Justice.  Continuum International Publishing Group.

Horwitt, Sanford D.  (1989)  Let Them Call Me Rebel:  Saul Alinsky – His Life and Work.

Additional titles from ACTA


The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy, narrated by Alec Baldwin, produced by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, directed by Bob Hercules and Bruce Orenstein.  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6