Soul of a Citizen

Soul of a Citizen

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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 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. Soul of a Citizen has become the handbook for budding social activists, veteran organizers, and anybody who wants to make a change--big or small--in the world around them. At this critical historical time , Paul Loeb's completely revised edition--and inspiring message--is more urgently important than ever.Like most in the auto industry, the St. Paul, Minnesota, factory that makes Ford Ranger light trucks has been repeatedly threatened with closure. In 2004, their United Auto Workers local suggested the innovative idea of workers logging four ten-hour days each week without ... The factory would schedule two shifts, working back-to-back on each of the four days, and would save money by having to fire upanbsp;...

Title:Soul of a Citizen
Author:Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher:Macmillan - 2010-03-30


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