Taking on the System: Rules for Change in a Digital Era

Taking on the System: Rules for Change in a Digital Era

by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

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Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book, by the founder of the Daily Kos website, is a guide to effective political activism. This is the second book that I've read recently that speaks highly of Saul Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals as being a blueprint for progressive action, and Zuniga seems to see his book as a modernization of that book.The Table of Contents serves as an outline for the book. The chapters are the New Insurgents, Mobilize, Set the Narrative, Reinvent the Street Protest, Feed the Backlash, don't Believe the Hype, Fight Small, Win big, the Unlikely Warriors, and the Epilogue. Each chapter is broken down into subsections, and each one includes success stories.It is interesting that one of Zuniga's principles is to not let success go to your head, instead to keep the goals and objectives in mind.Great book for activists, that is, anyone at any level interested in changing the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of us who sometimes take the internet and blogging for granted, ¿Taking on the System¿ is a comprehensive reminder of just how influential ordinary people can become as they open a forum for political debate and spur a grassroots movement for participatory democracy. The Dailykos founder outlines the history of blog sites, their successes and failures, and provides advice and tools to help common citizens exert influence and promote societal change. The book is a clearly written, entertaining glimpse into a new and powerful medium, and one every person intending to vote should read.