This is a book about action; what kind of action; how to gauge an action's effectiveness; whether or not one or more actions are complementary or mutually destructive; who should carry out the actions and when. French writer, thinker, and activist, Jean Ousset examines the fundamental questions of effective social action, such as ideology, people, resources, and how to evaluate conflicting principles. Anyone interested in effecting social change or studying modern social movements will find this both a compelling and unique work.
"Action will be a welcome addition to the library of Catholics interested in realizing the Church’s social doctrine." -- Edward Strickland, Faith and Reason
"Ousset’s manual is a great gift to lay Catholics in the trenches, struggling to replant social sanity." -- Stephanie Block, Los Pequenos Pepper
"No man of good will concerned about the state of modern society . . . can afford to be without this book." -- Tom Allen, Catholic Exchange
"The informative footnotes at the end of each chapter . . . in themselves . . . would make this text worth buying." Peter Chojnowski, Catholic Family News$33.00