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Want a Successful Revolution? Find an Explainer

Posted by: leelefever on May 17, 2013- 10:47am

Categories: Art of Explanation, book, explainer, quote, revolution

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Jason Kottke pointed me to a passage from the Kurt Vonnegut novel Bluebeard, where he outlines the three types of specialists that are needed for success in a revolution. Remarkably, one is an explainer.     Here’s the passage: Slazinger claims to have learned from history that most people cannot open their minds to new ideas unless a mind-opening teams with a peculiar membership goes to work on them.   Otherwise, life will go on exactly as before, no matter how painful, unrealistic, unjust,... Continue Reading