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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau and Jim Killavey




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This essay by Thoreau, first published in 1849, argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences. It goes on to say that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. The quote, "That government is best which governs least," sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, actually was first found in this essay. Thoreaus' thoughts were motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War but they are still relevant and resonate today.

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Overview

This essay by Thoreau, first published in 1849, argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences. It goes on to say that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. The quote, "That government is best which governs least," sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, actually was first found in this essay. Thoreaus' thoughts were motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War but they are still relevant and resonate today.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781491591185
  • ISBN-10: 1491591188
  • Publisher: Classic Collection
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds


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