Saul Alinsky

May 19, 2014 | By: James Whelan

As long as you feel powerless and unable to do anything about [your problems], all you have is a bad scene. The people resign themselves to a rationalization: it’s that kind of world; it’s a crumby world; we didn’t ask to come into it but we are stuck with it and all we can do is hope that something happens somewhere, somehow, sometime. This is what is usually taken as apathy.

About the Author

James Whelan

James Whelan

James is co-founder of the Change Agency and director of our Community Organising Fellowship.

Read More From This Author