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Saul Alinsky
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    (January 30, 1909-June 12, 1972)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Community organizer
    Laid much of the groundwork for the various social movements of the sixties
    Hugely influential on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
    Wrote Rules for Radicals
    Winner of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award
    He was an open communist and atheist.
    He favored relativistic and situational ethics that promoted that whatever worked was right.
    He hated the middle class, calling them 'materialistic, decadent, degenerate.'
    In the beginning of his book 'Rules for Radicals' he salutes Lucifer as the first radical.
    He was friendly with Al Capone.
    Hillary Clinton did her senior thesis on him, and according to it, he thought of Capone and his gang as a 'quasi-public utility serving the people of Chicago.'
    Even his friends thought he had a huge ego.
    He favored revolution but never made it clear where he wanted it to lead.
    His affection for the poor did not include living among them or getting a real job.
    He inspired many others like Cesar Chavez to organize people so they could better themselves.
    He considered his 'Rules for Radicals,' which aimed to help the have-nots, as an answer to Machiavelli's 'The Prince,' which was aimed at helping haves keep on top.
    He did not advocate violence.
    His tactics have been undeniably effective.
    Unlike many of his contemporaries and/or successors he favored building on already existing institutions like labor unions or churches.

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