Means and ends

Cover of "Rules for Radicals"

Cover of Rules for Radicals

From Rules for Radicals, A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul Alinsky.

“Democracy is not an end; it is the best political means available toward the achievement of these values.
“Means and ends are so qualitatively interrelated that the true question has never been the proverbial one, ‘Does the End justify the Means?’ but always has been “Does this particular end justify this particular means?'”