Book Review
Daniel Hunter: Strategy and Soul

It is an amazing story, a textbook example of using nonviolent direct action and community organising to defeat powerful economic and political forces and bring an element of democracy into urban planning.

I’ve read a few how-to books about campaigning and a goodly number about strategy. The book that tells the story of Casino-Free Philadelphia is a combination of the two, and much, much more. As a friend remarked to me, Strategy and Soul reads like a thriller, ‘but it’s better because it’s true.

Strategy and Soul is a behind-the-scenes first-person story of highs and lows, and a primer in group process, strategic thinking, tactical manoeuvring, media exploitation, action planning, movement development and more.