Dec 06, 2022
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Posted by Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum

Ú Civil Disobedience and Other Essays ✓ Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau s most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett The Landlord A Winter Walk The Succession of Forest Trees Walking Autumnal Tints Wild Apples Night and Moonlight Aulus Persiu Ú Civil Disobedience and Other Essays ✓ Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum - Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau s most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Mass

  • Title: Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
  • Author: Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum
  • ISBN: 9780486275635
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
Ú Civil Disobedience and Other Essays ✓ Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau s most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett The Landlord A Winter Walk The Succession of Forest Trees Walking Autumnal Tints Wild Apples Night and Moonlight Aulus Persiu

Ú Civil Disobedience and Other Essays ✓ Henry David Thoreau Philip Smith Stanley Appelbaum - Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau s most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Mass

Manny

Last time I reviewed this book, my review was rapidly deleted and I received a mail explaining that if I continued to post content like this, my account might come under review for removal Okay, let s see what happens this time round Like millions of people round the world, I am appalled at what Trump, Bannon and the rest of their team have done in the eleven days since Trump became President of the United States This is clearly no than the beginning I want to oppose them But what can I do I m [...]


Alex Farrand

I will try to keep this short as possible, because I am still pondering over his writing Before I forget, something must be said.My lovely husband, who doesn t enjoy reading, only recommended two books to me, which are 1984, and this one I read 1984, but I shrugged this one off I didn t think it looked very appealing After the recommendation, Henry David Thoreau kept popping up While readingI am Martin Luther King Jr , a children s book, to my daughter his worked was mentioned to have influenced [...]


Richard Derus

My censored review of this classic call to arms can now be seen at my personal blog.It is a shame that this kind of thought policing is okay with so many people I don t want to think about it is a fast way not to have permission to think At all But I suppose that s okay with a lot of people.


Bettie☯

GutenbergOpening 1849, original title Resistance to Civil Goverment I heartily accept the motto, That government is best which governs least and I should like to see it acted up to rapidly and systematically Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe That government is best which governs not at all and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have Government is at best but an expedient but most governments are usually, and all governme [...]


Liam

Not too sure what I just read but it did have the occasional interesting point I guess


Rachel

Written for days past, written for today Thoreau s discontent with the government is a present issue around the world And it should be here So many of our legislators, as in Thoreau s time, are not skilled at legislation and are so disconnected from the people and our needs I think the title of the mini book leads some to believe that Thoreau is completely anti government not true He says time and again that a government that is worthy of his respect is one that he will live under He also points [...]


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Darío

I please myself with imagining a State at least which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow men A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a still perfect and glorious State, which [...]


Jim

He has some wonderful essays, although it must be remembered that he had few personal responsibilities no family to support He was too self centered for a wife children I believe he is sincere, if impractical I think he draws the lines rather tight for the real world some times, but maybe it is that attitude that allowed things to go so wrong since his dayI ve seen him labeled an Anarchist, but I believe he was a Libertarian He wanted a better government that needed to govern less.


Luis Reséndiz

no que haya una sola cosa que yo pueda opinar sobre desobediencia civil que pueda mover a alguien a leerlo, as que mejor una cita la meta de un buen gobierno es darle m s valor a la vida la de un mal gobierno, restarle valor.


Jon

Anti system and other delusional ideas that will never happenjust shut up and get a job you 30 year old teenagerCivil disobedience was a quick read and to the point much like my sex life Henry David Thoreau states when the majority rules, in the case of democracy, rarely is the majority just Democracy relies on physical strength in numbers, rather than what is just He pretty much brings to question the next step beyond democracy as a political system Which he envisions is the enlightened and con [...]


Julia

I am a huge fan of Henry David Thoreau I found Walden inspirational, and Civil Disobedience is a similar, thoughtful work However, though the ideals are as clearly presented as any essay one could read today, the concepts inherent in this work are not even remotely possible It struck me as almost amusing that Thoreau would have gladly gone to jail for his principles, but jail, and indeed all of institutions of the United States of America, would be unrecognizable in its present state to our foun [...]


Rebecca

Brilliant While I don t agree with every thought of Thoreau s an original Libertarian , how grand it is to read from someone who has a real thought Every sentence could stand as an individual idea, a great quote Each lecture is beautifully constructed and well argued He does seem, at times, slightly smug, but in the topics I found most convincing, I would rather call his smugness righteous indignation Most telling, though, is the fact that his arguments are germane today.As I read, I continually [...]


Wilton

Thoreau is food for the soul Listened to this on my way to work and found myself pondering quote after quote I already knew I shared Thoreau s view of the State and all that, but his grounding beliefs and his explanation of them was also instructive Despite its length, or maybe because of it, this is the type of book one should consume periodically Even if it s not all the essays, but only selected ones, it seems like re dosing would be helpful, as one travels down the road of life.


Cari

Because is apparently cutting off my review, here is the rest of it Okay, so it took me 15 days to read a 90 page book but it s Fine The first of the essays included in this book is Civil Disobedience, which is of course one of Thoreau s most famous works It was interesting but not really what I thought it was going to be I get that the reason it is heralded is what he was discussing specifically in the text has wider applications but I was expecting something a bit broader I guess I also had so [...]


Santiago Soria

It teaches us to appreciate life and nature.


Paul

Thoreau is a crank and a grouch and a scold, of course But there is often than a glimmer of truth in his diatribes Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past Unless our philosophy hears the cock crow in every barn yard within our horizon, it is belated That sound commonly reminds us that we are growing rusty and antique in our employments and habits of thought His philosophy comes down to [...]


Schuyler Lystad

Wow I really was interested to read this, but he comes off as a self important ass Either he knew very little about his world, or his ideas do not hold up to the test of time at all each page is easy to disprove, and his ideas on liberty are dangerously myopic, possibly contradictory he wants everything from government but refuses to give it anything and I don t mean money I would be surprised if anyone besides Libertarians who have a thought out position in politics could find this worth consid [...]


Susan

I only read the Civil Disobedience essay I m having trouble thinking of anything to say other than What an insufferable prat Thoreau must have been A long winded essay in which he correctly finds fault with a government that supports slavery and the Mexican American War, and explains that the only possible solution is to not pay your taxes.


Nick Black

Despicable Insipid Nauseating I could go on like this for a minute, but doubt you really need me to Reading this at 15 set me up for a lifetime of not ever wanting to sound like Henry David Thoreau.


Fredr

Interesting thoughts beginning with first sentence That government is best which governs least from John L O Sullivan It is thought provoking of the injustices that governments condone and how as individuals should handle issues First printed in 1849.


Kyle

I love the essay Civil Disobedience This is probably the 10th time I ve read it, and I still always learn something new from it that I didn t quite grasp before.


Jill Nelson

Love Thoreau, whether he s talking about nature or politics Yay transcendentalism


Dan's Obsessions

dusting up this old book Checking out a few side lines aspects


Gabrijela

Gra anski neposluh


Alex

On Resistance to Civil Government During the summer of 2010 I lived in Concord, Massachusetts the home of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Alcott family I went there for the town s history which began approximately 100 years before these transcendentalists existed and had hardly studied any of them, their movement, or its implications I lived a mile from Walden Pond and had never read Thoreau s adventures there, a few blocks from the homes of everyone else l [...]


Zachary Brown

Review of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau organizes his thoughts in a way that is very disorienting His flow seems to be from one thought to the next with no in between of making a specific point Regardless of his eloquence which is widely celebrated, becuase of this organization style I feel I may not have rightly grasped his thoughts although I did make an earnest attempt to do so Here is what I ve gathered Thoreau is a very passive anarchist He watches the state go by, parti [...]


Joeri Kooimans

In this eloquently written bundle of essays Thoreau delivers a very compelling plea for human dignity, freedom and responsibility He shows on what just grounds a goverment, or its taxations might be contested and even rebelled against, in his time due to the spending of taxes on war and slavery.In other essays he gives a remarkably modern account on the values of simplicity, frugality and a contemplative way of living, describing intellectual and moral labor as important and valuable than econo [...]


Jason Harris

Henry David Thoreau s essays cover the period leading up to and during the US Civil War Thoreau is a passionate voice against slavery at a crucial time in US history and these essays give insight on his thinking surrounding this topic and many others.Thoreau is as American as apple pie These essays paint him as the freedom loving, pragmatic, radical, independent that marks the American psyche even to this day He thunders out an ideal that few, in his own estimation, live up to, calling down fire [...]


Greg McClay

Its tricky because the volume I had only had 5 essays Civil Disobedience, Slavery in Massachusetts, Defense of John Brown, Walking and Life Without Principles So on those Civil, Slavery and Defense are all essentially about slavery and our response to it at that time It was the meat of the volume and as a primary source its a fascinating look, though obviously heavily biased Biased or not his anger at the inaction by business, media and politicians is probably not far off the mark and odd comfor [...]



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