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Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time

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Activist Paul Loeb teaches readers how it's possible for them to lead lives worthy of their convictions. At the book's core are moving stories of ordinary Americans who have found unexpected fulfillment in social involvement.

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"I stayed up half the night reading Soul of a Citizen, finding it a beautiful and morally transcendent work. Paul Loeb is a personal hero of mine who gives decency and generosity a political character, in the humblest of ways." Jonathan Kozol

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"A passionate but reasoned call for Americans to become involved in issues that matter." Chicago Sun-Times

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"Brims with stirring stories of everyday heroes who saw something wrong, heeded the voice of their conscience, gathered support and, acting in concert with others, changed things and made a difference." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"A book that should be placed in the hands of every cynic who sees societal problems and then retreats to their private sanctuary, shrugs and says 'there's nothing we can do.'...A powerful prescription for the cure of the insidious disease of cynicism." Ralph Nader, Public Citizen

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"The voices Loeb finds demonstrate that courage can be another name for love." Alice Walker

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"Like few other chroniclers today, Paul Loeb uncannily captures the thoughts and hopes, inchoate though they be, of America. Loeb is a natural." Studs Terkel

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"It should be mandatory reading for anyone over the age of 12—especially every woman or man who has traded 'I give a damn' for 'I give up.'" Stephanie Salter, San Francisco Examiner/Chronicle

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"An inspiring and helpful guide to working for societal change in these cynical times." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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"Soul of a Citizen helps teach us what to do." David Brower, founder, Friends of the Earth.

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"Rich, engaging, clearly written. An essential book for anyone who wants to work for change." Howard Zinn, author, People's History of the United States

Review:

"This wonderful book teaches us the value of taking chances and not being afraid to fail. It reminds us that the more we help others build productive lives, the better our own lives will be." Bob Chase, president, National Education Association

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"Written with thought and conviction, Soul of a Citizen skillfully erases the seams between political and the personal. Loeb's eyes are wide open and his feet planted as he examines the roots of disengagement from community—economic disparity, job insecurity and a culture that values profit over people." John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO

Synopsis:

Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions.

A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life-powerlessness and cynicism. In his evocative style. Paul Loeb tells moving tells moving stories of ordinary Americans who have found unexpected fulfillment in social involvement. Through their example and Loeb's own wise and powerful lessons, we are compelled to move from passivity to participation. The reward of our action, we learn, is nothing less than a sense of connection and purpose not found in a purely personal life.

About the Author

Paul Rogat Loeb, an associated scholar at Seattle's Center for Ethical Leadership, is the author of Generation at the Crossroads, Hope in Hard Times, and Nuclear Culture. He comments regularly on social involvement for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, Utne Reader, CNN, NPR, and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312204358
Subtitle:
Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time
Author:
Loeb, Paul Rogat
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Volunteer Work
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Social participation
Subject:
Community organization -- United States.
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Social action -- United States.
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
98-10
Publication Date:
19990315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 368 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312204358 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I stayed up half the night reading Soul of a Citizen, finding it a beautiful and morally transcendent work. Paul Loeb is a personal hero of mine who gives decency and generosity a political character, in the humblest of ways."
"Review" by , "A passionate but reasoned call for Americans to become involved in issues that matter."
"Review" by , "Brims with stirring stories of everyday heroes who saw something wrong, heeded the voice of their conscience, gathered support and, acting in concert with others, changed things and made a difference." Philadelphia Inquirer
"Review" by , "A book that should be placed in the hands of every cynic who sees societal problems and then retreats to their private sanctuary, shrugs and says 'there's nothing we can do.'...A powerful prescription for the cure of the insidious disease of cynicism."
"Review" by , "The voices Loeb finds demonstrate that courage can be another name for love."
"Review" by , "Like few other chroniclers today, Paul Loeb uncannily captures the thoughts and hopes, inchoate though they be, of America. Loeb is a natural." Studs Terkel
"Review" by , "It should be mandatory reading for anyone over the age of 12—especially every woman or man who has traded 'I give a damn' for 'I give up.'"
"Review" by , "An inspiring and helpful guide to working for societal change in these cynical times."
"Review" by , "Soul of a Citizen helps teach us what to do." David Brower, founder, Friends of the Earth.
"Review" by , "Rich, engaging, clearly written. An essential book for anyone who wants to work for change." Howard Zinn, author, People's History of the United States
"Review" by , "This wonderful book teaches us the value of taking chances and not being afraid to fail. It reminds us that the more we help others build productive lives, the better our own lives will be." Bob Chase, president, National Education Association
"Review" by , "Written with thought and conviction, Soul of a Citizen skillfully erases the seams between political and the personal. Loeb's eyes are wide open and his feet planted as he examines the roots of disengagement from community—economic disparity, job insecurity and a culture that values profit over people."
"Synopsis" by ,
Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions.

A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life-powerlessness and cynicism. In his evocative style. Paul Loeb tells moving tells moving stories of ordinary Americans who have found unexpected fulfillment in social involvement. Through their example and Loeb's own wise and powerful lessons, we are compelled to move from passivity to participation. The reward of our action, we learn, is nothing less than a sense of connection and purpose not found in a purely personal life.

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