City Journal's Attack On ACORN

A recent attack from the Right prompts an appreciation of the venerable grassroots organization, ACORN.

When a community group successfully organizes the poor and working class around issues like a living wage and immigrant rights, it’s bound to catch the attention of the Right. That’s exactly what ACORN has done, inspiring a hand-wringing tirade by Sol Stern in City Journal, the mouthpiece of the conservative Manhattan Institute. In the current issue of Shelterforce, John Atlas and Peter Dreier review why ACORN succeeds where other community organizations have failed – and why it has conservatives up in arms.

Thanks to Miriam Axel-Lute

Full Story: City Journal's Nutty Attack

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