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Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times


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“A fascinating study in the better angels of our nature.”—George Packer, The New Yorker
A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice
History has produced many specimens of the banality of evil, but what about its flip side, what impels ordinary people to defy the sway of authority and convention? Through these dramatic stories of unlikely resisters, Eyal Press Beautiful Souls shows that the boldest acts of dissent are often carried out not only by radicals seeking to overthrow the system but also by true believers who cling with unusual fierceness to their convictions. Drawing on groundbreaking research by moral psychologists and neuroscientists, this deeply reported work of narrative journalism examines the choices and dilemmas we all face when our principles collide with the loyalties we harbor and the duties we are expected to fulfill.


About the Author

Eyal Press is an author and journalist based in New York.  His work has appeared in the New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Raritan Review and numerous other publications.  A 2011 Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation, he is the author of Absolute Convictions, and a past recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.

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katherinellocke, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by katherinellocke)
This book is life changing! Stories that inspire, challenge, explain, and question how we as "ordinary humans" operate in the world when challenged or faced with deep moral crises.
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Picador USA
Sociology - General
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