In Rules for Reformers, Douglas Wilson poaches the political craft of radical progressives and applies it to Christian efforts in the current culture war. The result is a spicy blend of combat manual and cultural manifesto. Rules for Reformers is a little bit proclamation of grace, a little bit Art of War, and a little bit analysis of past embarrassments and current cowardice, all mixed together with a bunch of advanced knife-fighting techniques. As motivating as it is provocative, Rules for Reformers is just plain good to hear.
Thanks to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals – a book well-beloved by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many others – for much of the shrewd advice, and for none of the worldview.