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Walden and On the duty of Civil Disobedience
Walden and On the duty of Civil Disobedience Author:Henry David Thoreau "Successive generations have found new accents in Thoreau's words, each age new meanings in his cadences....It is rich in its satire on materialism, charming in its depiction of nature, exalting in its account of one man's attempt to lead a self-reliant life. The core of Walden's power lies deep in its language, its imargy, its symbolism. Its re... more »al theme is a man's search for perfection...
"In a different vein, Thoreau's famous essay on Civil Disobedience displays the superb polemical talent that inspired Gandhi, Tolstoy, and Martin Luther King. Denouncing tyranny and oppression, the New England philosopher proclaimed the right of the individual - his own right - to reject a government that countenanced war and slavery. He urged resistance, peaceable revolution. His integrity illuminates his work, and his ringing challenge to a civilization bowed down by frustrations and complexities continues to echo in our own time."« less