As in: “American social movements often divide over the question of whether to pursue a slow, laborious, incremental approach that involves seemingly endless inconsequential local victories and unsavory compromises, or whether to stick to principle and hope for that serendipitous yet rare political opportunity in which bold, national action is possible” (Goss, 2009, p.147).
Goss, K. A. (2009). Disarmed: The missing movement for gun control in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.