Friday, May 27, 2016

How Rules for Radicals cuts both ways

Anyone who works to persuade the public should read Alinsky, as this example illustrates.

From a reader comment to the WSJ:

Trump is actively using asymmetrical warfare and Alinsky's "rules for radicals" against the Democrats , specifically:

“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
"Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog."

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