The Towering Power of Saul Alinsky in American Political Science
To amuse myself (see this thread for details) and because I needed to poke around JSTOR for real work purposes, I tried a couple of searches.
I tried the flagship journal of the discipline, the American Political Science Review for articles, full text, and “Alinksy” and got back 3 results (1946, 1968 and 1969). Keep in mind the APSR is indexed back over a century on JSTOR.
Other major journals that I bothered with:
American Journal of Political Science: 1 (from 2002).
Perspective on Politics: 2 (2004 and 2006).
Journal of Politics: 2 (form 1974 and 1975).
If you search all 116 political science titles for “Alinsky” (without checking to see if they refer to Saul Alinsky specifically) one gets a whopping 55 article. A search of “Saul Alinsky” in full-text article for the 116 journals in question gives me 38 hits, while “Alinsky, Saul” gives me 7.
Towering figure, indeed.
Well, color me chastised.