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The impossible will take a little while : a citizen's guide to hope in a time of fear

Author: Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
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"What keeps us going when times get tough? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, political leaders and heroic activists show us the way. Paul Rogat Loeb, the author of Soul of a Citizen, brings together a collection of essays and stories that range across nations, eras, and political movements. From international legends Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel, to American icons Cornel West and Alice Walker, to the  Read more...
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Impossible will take a little while.
New York : Basic Books, ©2004
(DLC) 2004003993
(OCoLC)54479564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rogat Loeb
ISBN: 9780465004652 0465004652
OCLC Number: 812926720
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 422 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Seeds of the possible: from The cure at Troy / Seamus Heaney --
A slender thread / Diane Ackerman --
Ordinary resurrections / Jonathan Kozol --
Standing up for children / Marian Wright Edelman --
Political paralysis / Danusha Veronica Goska --
pt. 2. Dark before the dawn: from September 1, 1939 / W.H. Auden --
The optimism of uncertainty / Howard Zinn --
The dark years / Nelson Mandela --
An orientation of the heart / Vaclav Havel --
pt. 3. Everyday grace: The peace of wild things / Wendell Berry --
from Last night as I was sleeping / Antonio Machado --
Mountain music / Scott Russell Sanders --
The Sukkah of Shalom / Arthur Waskow --
Getting our gaze back / Rose Marie Berger --
Fragile and hidden / Henri Nouwen --
There is a season / Parker Palmer --
pt. 4. The flight of our dreams: Celebration of the human voice / Eduardo Galeano --
Childhood and poetry / Pablo Neruda --
To love the marigold / Susan Griffin --
Walking with the wind / John Lewis --
Freedom songs / Rosemarie Freeney Harding --
Rough translation / Toni Mirosevich --
Jesus and Alinsky / Walter Wink --
Stories from the cha cha cha / Vern Huffman --
Do not go gentle / Sherman Alexie --
Despair is a lie we tell ourselves / Tony Kushner --
pt. 5. Courage is contagious: To be of use / Marge Piercy --
The small work in the great work / Victoria Safford --
In what do I place my trust? / Rosalie Bertell --
Not deterred / Paxus Calta-Star --
Rebellion is what build America / Jim Hightower --
Faith works / Jim Wallis --
Composing a life story / Mary Catherine Bateson --
pt. 6. The global stage: Imagine the angels of bread / Martin Espada --
Come September / Arundhati Roy --
The black hole / Ariel Dorfman --
Hope for human rights / Kenneth Roth --
The green dream / Mark Hertsgaard --
Curitiba / Bill McKibben --
pt. 7. Radical dignity: from Natural resources / Adrienne Rich --
How have you spent your life? / Jalaluddin Rumi --
Letter from Birmingham Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
The real Rosa Parks / Paul Rogat Loeb --
Prisoners of hope / Cornel West --
Behemoth in a bathrobe / Carla Seaquist --
Road to redemption / Billy Wayne Sinclair --
Resisting terror / Peter Ackerman, Jack DuVall --
pt. 8. Beyond hope: Origami emotion / Elizabeth Barrette --
from The New York poem / Sam Hamill --
Staying the course / Mary-Wynne Ashford --
The elm dance / Joanna Macy --
Hoping against hope / Nadezhda Mandelstam --
The inevitability trap / K.C. Golden --
You have to pick your team / Sonya Vetra Tinsley --
from Hope to hopelessness / Margaret Wheatley --
pt. 9. Only justice can stop a curse: Still I rise / Maya Angelou --
Only justice can stop a curse / Alice Walker --
The clan of one-breasted women / Terry Tempest Williams --
Next year in Mas'Ha / Starhawk --
The gruntwork of peace / Amos Oz --
No future without forgiveness / Desmond Tutu.
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"What keeps us going when times get tough? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, political leaders and heroic activists show us the way. Paul Rogat Loeb, the author of Soul of a Citizen, brings together a collection of essays and stories that range across nations, eras, and political movements. From international legends Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel, to American icons Cornel West and Alice Walker, to the untiring, unheralded activists working for peace, justice, and the health of our planet, these writers explore a path of heartfelt community involvement that leads beyond despair to compassion and hope."--Jacket.

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