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Published on Dec 17, 2012
Paul Loeb has spent thirty-five years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment--asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment, while others abstain. He's the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time, which including its wholly updated new edition now has 135,000 copies in print. He's also the author of The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, 2004), named the #3 political book of fall 2004 by the History Channel and American Book Association, and winner of the Nautilus Award for best social change book, Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy & Action on the American Campus, Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times. He's written for the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Psychology Today, Mother Jones, The Nation, Redbook, the International Herald Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor, been interviewed on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, NBC news, CBC, the BBC, and NPR, and lectured at 400 colleges throughout the country and numerous national and international conferences. Paul participated in the Department of Education's 2011 roundtable on civic engagement in higher education. He initiated the Campus Election Engagement Project, which helped 500 colleges and universities engage their students in the 2008 election, and is running it again in 2012.
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