Rules of the game Rules for Radicals

Rules of the game part 10 Rules for Radicals
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Rules of the game Rules for RadicalsFor this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, we finish the review of Saul Alinsky’s book ‘Rules for Radicals’. This text reveals his radicals theories and practices regarding the empowerment of the disenfranchised. For this episode, his ideas for the ‘future of democracy’ receive attention and scrutiny. We examine these musings because Mr. Alinsky’s past exploits exercise an ‘authority of influence’ on the current political and cultural climate.

‘The Way Ahead’, the title for Chapter 10, contains Mr. Alinsky’s beliefs regarding the future of activism. Read more “Rules of the game Rules for Radicals”

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The rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement

The rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement
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The rules of the game part 9 Intervention/InvolvementOn this episode of Behind the Lines rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement, the review of ‘Rules for Radicals’ continues. Written by Saul Alinsky, this book explores his ‘activism’ theories and practices in great detail. While last week’s episode explores implementation of various tactics, this episode examines the use of a specific course of action. This technique centers upon forging a union between finance and activism. By uniting these dissimilar entities, an extremely strong method of influence becomes visible. We examine this methodology in detail because of the power this particular device grants the activist. Read more “The rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement”

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Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5!

Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5!
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Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, the examination of the ‘playbook’ for implementing societal change enters a new stage. Finishing the study of theories and maxims, we shift toward an in-depth analysis of the individuals who execute these machinations and designs. We focus on the prerequisites for ‘influential leadership’ and dissect these traits. These individuals and their qualifications receive scrutiny because of their influence within their respective movements. Read more “Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5!”

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Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4

Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4
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Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4

For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, the research into motivational/instructional ‘textbooks’ continues. Investigating these works becomes necessary when specific ideas translate into specific societal behaviors.  These ideas (and their definitions) receive a designation known as ‘Terminology’. Agreement upon the terminology provides clarity and understanding during relevant debates and deliberations. Read more “Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4”

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Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2

Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2!
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Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, we continue the study of texts in use by those seeking a change in our current political climate. After a brief summary, we continue the inspection and review of specific writings influencing political discourse. Highlighting these compositions will lead into how their circulation and implementation affect the conduct of specific individuals. In turn, we see how these actions and their consequences impact society. Read more “Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2”

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