Saul Alinsky Quote

The seventh rule of the ethics of means and ends is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics. The judgment of history leans heavily on the outcome of success or failure; it spells the difference between the traitor and the patriotic hero. There can be no such thing as a successful traitor, for if one succeeds he becomes a founding father.


p. 34 - Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971)

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