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

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Macmillan, 15. mar. 1999 - 376 strani
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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I read this book looking for some inspiration but sadly I feel it left me short. The stories were consistent but none of them really inspired me. I've spent some time being politically active not as ... Celotno mnenje

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Loeb, author of several books of social commentary, recommends that we choose civic involvement over private isolation in every instance, for if we do, we will be better people and our communities ... Celotno mnenje

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Introduction
1
Making Our Lives Count
14
We Dont Have to Be Saints
34
One Step at a Time
58
The Cynical Smirk
76
Unforeseen Fruits
98
The Call of Stories
117
Values Work and Family
149
Widening the Circle
214
Coping with Burnout
243
Pieces of a Vision
282
The Fullness of Time
310
Resource Guide
350
Index
359
Acknowledgments
371
Questions for Reading Groups
377

Village Politics
185

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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.

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