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Paul Rogat Loeb

Paul Rogat Loeb has spent thirty-five years researching and writing in various published forms about citizen responsibility and empowerment -- asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment, while others abstain.

One of Paul's books, Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times (St Martin’s Press) has over 130,000 copies in print. Another, The Impossible Will Take a Little While (Basic Books), was named the #3 political book of fall 2004 by the History Channel and American Book Association. Paul is also the author of Generation at the Crossroads, Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times. Paul has written for or been quoted in most major newspapers in North America, been interviewed on countless TV networks, and has lectured at 400 colleges. For more information, see Paul's website below.


Stories by Paul Rogat Loeb


Go to Wisconsin, President Obama

Thousands there are fighting to defend rights that built the middle class, marking a defining moment for America's leader.

By Paul Rogat Loeb, 7 Mar 2011


What Cynicism Costs Us

The author of Soul of a Citizen asks why so many 'social activists almost delight in rolling around in the bad news.'

By Paul Rogat Loeb, 19 May 2010


Obama, Clinton and Hot Air

Who's more likely to confront global warming?

By Paul Rogat Loeb, 11 Mar 2008

The Impossible Will Take a While

Learning from Desmond Tutu and other joyful, courageous makers of a better world.

By Paul Rogat Loeb, 11 Oct 2004