Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America

Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America

Jeffrey Stout


In an the United States the place the wealthy and lucky have unfastened rein to do as they please, can the perfect of liberty and justice for all be whatever yet an empty slogan? Many americans are uncertain, and feature withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. yet hundreds of thousands of others should not able to quit on democracy simply but. operating outdoors the awareness of the nationwide media, usual voters around the kingdom are assembly in dwelling rooms, church basements, synagogues, and faculties to spot shared matters, pick out and domesticate leaders, and take motion. Their aim is to carry enormous govt and large enterprise responsible. during this vital new booklet, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and screw ups of innovative grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed opposed to it.

Stout tells shiny tales of individuals battling entrenched monetary and political pursuits round the state. From mom and dad and academics striving to beat gang violence in South imperative l. a., to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish right into a voters' association, to the hot Orleans citizens who get out the vote through taking a jazz band via streets devastated by way of typhoon Katrina, Stout describes how those traditional humans conceive of citizenship, how they collect and workout energy, and the way spiritual rules and associations give a contribution to their successes.

an important booklet on organizing and grassroots democracy in a new release, Blessed Are the Organized is a passionate and hopeful account of ways our endangered democratic rules may be placed into action.

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