If you don’t know who Saul Alinsky is, you probably should, since you’re living in a political climate he helped create. Alinsky was a self-proclaimed radical and one of the original “community organizers” (not a real job of course, but give the guy credit for creating a gig to keep political operatives paid year-round). His best known book, Rules for Radicals, has been the playbook for the progressive left in America for more than forty-five years. Much of the strategy and tactics that have been deployed to help Democrats take complete control of Colorado state government–a dominance that doesn’t represent the actual political make-up of the state–can be traced back to Alinsky’s influence.
Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Page Editor Wayne Laugesen recently wrote a cover story about Alinsky for the inaugural edition of the Washington Examiner magazine. Laugesen sat down with Independence Institute* president Jon Caldara on his public affairs tv show, Devil’s Advocate (airs Friday nights at 8:30 on Colorado Public Television) to discuss Alinsky and how his influence is alive and well today. That video is below, and is well worth the time.
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