"Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of the people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution".O mesmo autor dedica este seu livro a um personagem histórico:
Saul Alinsky, "Rules for Radicals: A practical primer for realistic radicals", p. xix
"Lest we forget at least over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythologies, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins - or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did so so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer."Lúcifer é também muito admirado pelos maçons (Cf. Maurice Caillet, "Eu Fui Maçon").
Saul Alinsky, "Rules for Radicals: A practical primer for realistic radicals", dedicatória