Saul Alinsky Quote

Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear the most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.


p. xix - Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971)

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Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear the most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative,...

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Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear the most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative,...

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Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear the most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative,...