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Alinsky, Saul (1909–1972)

  • By: Daniel Immergluck
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. reformer

Saul Alinsky was a charismatic founder of community organizations in cities across the United States.

He is widely credited with developing a style of aggressive community organizing that confronts powerful interests and seeks to build political power among grassroots constituencies. Alinsky ...

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