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"...Saul Alinsky, the irascible, visionary University of Chicago criminologist who more or less invented community organizing half a century ago." Oh, please! You could have at least put community organizing in quotation marks, Mr. Hayes, if you really wanted to highlight Alinksy's particular methods. But to give anyone the impression that community organizing did not take place before Alinsky is an insult to the anarchists, socialists and communists, in particular, of the last 150+ years, Karl Marx included, who organized workers, unemployed workers, farmers, peasants, housewives, pensioners and students for reforms and revolution alike.

Charles Alexander

Albany, NY

Dec 4 2007 - 2:54pm