Synopses & Reviews
What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While,
they answer these questions in their own words. The collection creates a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times, including Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker, Jonathan Kozol, Diane Ackerman, Tony Kushner, Cornel West, Van Jones, and Desmond Tutu. After 22 printings, editor Paul Rogat Loeb has comprehensively updated this classic work on what it's like to go up against Goliath--whether it’s apartheid in South Africa, segregation in Mississippi, dictators in the Arab world, or greedy banks right here at home. These stories don't sugarcoat the obstacles to success; instead, they inspire hope and keep us moving forward.
"An anthology of some of the most powerful voices of our time." - Boston Globe
About the Author
Paul Rogat Loeb is the author of Soul of a Citizen, which has 130,000 copies in print. He appears regularly in the Huffington Post and on national radio and TV and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and AARP Bulletin.