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Soul of a Citizen

Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time

Paul Rogat Loeb


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"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.

Praise For Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time

"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

"Soul of a Citizen helps us find the faith we need to act on our deepest beliefs-and keep on." --Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Compassion, intelligence, and thought-provoking wisdom...A new vision for personal engagement with societal issues." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312204358, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1999

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.