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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

9 ratings, 4 reviews

Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thoreau’s belief that people should not allow governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty both to avoid doing injustice directly and to avoid allowing their acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War. (Summary from Wikipedia).

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9 ratings, 4 reviews
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Larry Steece

December 29, 2013

Well worth the 2hrs (less) time it took to listen while surfing other news in the "headlines."

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Susane Furay

November 02, 2013

A compelling read. Very well paced. The voice was well fitted to the book. I very much enjoyed this audio presentation. Thank you.

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Winly Lee

December 26, 2012

Awesome book to read in high school. J

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Jamie Stout

November 10, 2011

Demonstrates how history repeats itself