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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear

ISBN: 9780465041664 | 0465041663
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Pub. Date: 8/17/2004

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InThe Impossible Will Take a Little While, a phrase borrowed from Billie Holliday, the editor ofSoul of a Citizenbrings together fifty stories and essays that range across nations, eras, wars, and political movements. Danusha Goska, an Indiana activist with a paralyzing physical disability, writes about overcoming political immobilization, drawing on her history with the Peace Corps and Mother Teresa. Vaclav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic, finds value in seemingly doomed or futile actions taken by oppressed peoples. Rosemarie Freeney Harding recalls the music that sustained the civil rights movement, and Paxus Calta-Star recounts the powerful vignette of an 18-year-old who launched the overthrow of Bulgaria's dictatorship. Many of the essays are new, others classic works that continue to inspire. Together, these writers explore a path of heartfelt community involvement that leads beyond despair to compassion and hope. The voices collected inThe Impossible Will Take a Little Whilewill help keep us all working for a better world despite the obstacles.


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