The Impossible Will Take A Little While
Perseverance and Hope in Troubled TimesBook - 2014 | New and revised edition
In today's turbulent world it's hard not to feel like we're going backwards; after decades of striving, justice and equality still seem like far off goals. What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While , they answer these questions in their own words, creating a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times. Today, more than ever, we need their words and their wisdom.
In this revised edition, Paul Rogat Loeb has comprehensively updated this classic work on what it's like to go up against Goliath -- whether South African apartheid, Mississippi segregation, Middle East dictatorships, or the corporations driving global climate change. Without sugarcoating the obstacles, these stories inspire hope to keep moving forward.
Think of this book as a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times -- or any time: Contributors include Maya Angelou, Diane Ackerman, Marian Wright Edelman, Wael Ghonim, VÃ¡av Havel, Paul Hawken, Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Kozol, Tony Kushner, Audre Lorde, Nelson Mandela, Bill McKibben, Bill Moyers, Pablo Neruda, Mary Pipher, Arundhati Roy, Dan Savage, Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Terry Tempest Williams, and Howard Zinn.
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THE IMPOSSIBLE features the exemplary writing of Tony Kushner, Vaclav Havel, Arundhati Roy and many others who have faced and overcome adversity. In this highly anticipated revised edition of THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO HOPE IN A TIME OF FEAR, editor Paul Rogat Loeb urges patience.
THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE: PERSEVERANCE AND HOPE IN TROUBLED TIMES (Basic Books) provides examples of hope and action. Editor Paul Rogat Loeb scoured writings of activists to compile the first edition, titled THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO HOPE IN A TIME OF FEAR (Basic Books, $15.95). With this edition, he's updated it with more inspirational essays and reflections from the pillars and newcomers of activism. Sit back and have a good read. It's going to be awhile.
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While providing hope, [THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE] encourages patience in an impatient world.
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