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Practical Politics: Five Principles for a Community That Works
This wise and sensible guide to practicing democracy will be invaluable to members of community and neighborhood organizations, parent-teacher associations, local government, citizens groups, and other grass-roots organizations.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 23rd 1999 by University of Illinois Press
(first published 1999)
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A friend lent me this book, otherwise I would not have known of its existence. I really liked it at first, but as it went on, reading it became more of a chore, and I also became less enthusiastic about the content. This may have been because of the repeated use of the example of abortion, and my impatience with the author's approach to that topic. Eventually, this reminded me of just how difficult the kind of approach the author advocates really is, and the enormous reservoirs of patience requi ...more