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Civil Disobedience and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions)
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays - Dover Thrift Editions
Author: Henry David Thoreau
ISBN-13: 9780486275635
ISBN-10: 0486275639
Publication Date: 5/20/1993
Pages: 90
Rating:
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Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Absolutely radically fantastic insights. Reading this gives you some glimpse why they called him one of the 'Rugged individualists'.
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Its actually an essay by a very intelligent man by the name of Henry David Thoreau, that was before all men with first names for middle names became some how branded criminal types, he is a marvelous writter and I recommend his essay titled, [COLOR="Blue"]CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.[/COLOR] It's fabulous. You could say it relates quite well to the culture war we are having over the protection of traditional marriage and very easily slip in traditional marriage where he mentions slavery quite well.I hope America will get in touch with the divine in her in regards to protecting that which is divine than than the diabolic in her and protect traditional marriage.

Page 5 Is awesome! Do something it cries out! Quote; They will wait,well disposed, for others to remedy the evil,that they may no longer have it to regret.At most they give only a cheap vote,and a feeble countance and God-speed,to the right,as it goes by them.There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man;but it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it.
Page7 Quote:
How can a man be satisfied to entertain and opinion merely, and enjoy it? Is there any enjoyment in it, if his opinion is that he is aggrieved?If you are cheated out of a single dollar by your neighbor,you do not rest satisfied knowing that you are cheated,or with saying that you are cheated,or even with the petitioning of him to pay you your due;but you take effectual steps at once to attain the full amount,and see that you are never cheated again. Action from principle,-the perception and the performance of right,-changes things and relations;it is essentially revolutionary,and does not consist wholly with anything which was.It not only divides states and churches,it divides families; aye,it divides the individual,seperating the diabolical in him from the divine. END QUOTE
I give this essay a 4.5.