Civil Disobedience, and Other Essays, Paperback

Civil Disobedience, and Other Essays Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780486275635


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This is more or less the core of libertarianism. A true classic.

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I couldn't finish Walden and I couldn't finish all of these essays either. It's probably just me. I cannot get a grip on Thoreau's style or his politics and philosophy.

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some quotes i liked:"if the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth,-certainly the machine will wear out. if the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, i say, break the law. let you life be a counter friction to stop the machine. what i have to do is to see, at any rate, that i do not lend myself to the wrong which i condemn." (page 8)"a government that pretends to be christian and crucifies a million christs every day!" (page 43)