Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau

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Civil Disobedience

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  • Title: Civil Disobedience
  • Author: Henry David Thoreau
  • ISBN: 9780497971540
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. James on said:

      Book Review I read this nearly twenty years ago in a college course I recently found my notes and listed a few below, so this isn t a typical review you ve seen from me My reaction to this work is pretty complicated It had some thought invoking ideas, but it was boring from a readability perspective I am not one to be political or make statements without having all the facts Everything contained in this work was important and definitely had meaning, but it seemed so already known Known in that t [...]

    2. Chris_P on said:

      Or how to not let yourself be manipulated by any kind of authority.An essay that states some of the basic ideas of being a human being, the way I see it It should be taught in schools.The progress from a total to a restricted monarchy, and from a restricted monarchy to democracy, is a progress toward real respect for the individual However, is democracy, as we know it, the last possible improvement of governing I wonder what he d say if he saw what we define as democracy today

    3. Dany Burns on said:

      This is a very interesting read Though the language can seem a bit old and hard to get through and understand the message is important and rings out loud and clear Many people are content to sit around and wait for the right thing to happen but in order for the right the to happen there must be action If laws are unjust it is your duty to break those laws So many people forget the actions of the founders of the US were treasonous Sometime the only way to stand up for what is right is to work out [...]

    4. Rachel on said:

      Well, I m still pondering what I think about this essay, so I m not quite sure what I d like to say about it yet It is different than what I expected I always thought of Thoreau s Civil Disobedience as the work that inspired non violent protests like 1960s sit ins and Ghandi s hunger strikes and it IS an inspiration, but it is not about those types of actions, as far as I can tell Thoreau, rather, suggests that people should just withdraw from an unjust government and this, to Thoreau includes h [...]

    5. Luís C. on said:

      Civil DesobedienceHenry David Thoreau wrote the essay Civil Disobedience to show his opposition to slavery and American imperialism His essay has influenced many prominent civil rights activists, including Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.Thoreau s essay Civil Disobedience or Resistance to Civil Government, published in 1849, is a call to arms similar to the stances that people like Parks and King would later take Thoreau argued that people owed it to themselves and their fellow man not to blindly foll [...]

    6. Paula W on said:

      I m not really sure how to review this Something to come tomorrow maybe after I think about it for a bit.

    7. Riku Sayuj on said:

      Was a wonderful experience to read it in parallel with The Prince.

    8. James on said:

      I would love to have met this man in person What a brilliant wit and iron nerve to say what he did, when he did, and how he did, to whom he did For the contemporary patriot who doesn t quite know where he stands, this work will test his devotion, and force an analysis of his political thinking.

    9. Belhor on said:

      I might have liked this book ten years ago Now it s just too basic The ideas represented here seem so obvious, if of course, you believe what Thoreau says is the right way to do things I don t believe his theory of individual civil disobedience would actually work in today s world What is is that the book is written in such a dry manner that it almost takes all the joy out of reading it I ll never understand how this book got so many 5 star reviews.

    10. David Sarkies on said:

      War and Taxes9 November 2017 It has taken me a few days to actually get around to writing a review on this treatise, not because I haven t wanted to but rather because life has somehow managed to get in the way, and also because I have been interested in doing my calculus and basic computer programming if one can consider HTML and CSS to be programming, not that I m all that good with CSS, but it s good to know Anyway, while I technically should be in bed now I think I ll just write this review [...]

    11. Beatrice Santos on said:

      A Desobedi ncia Civil um manifesto semi an rquico de algu m que h muito perdeu a f e a considera o que tinha pelo Estado e o Governo A avers o tanta que Thoreau diz que devemos todos combat lo numa forma activa, deixando de pagar impostos, mesmo que isso signifique a cadeia, e condena aqueles que, com preocupa es como fam lia e estabilidade, se deixam ir numa letargia em rela o justi a.O autor defende ainda que se for preciso, devemos tomar uma atitude eremita Temos de viver sozinhos, s connosco [...]

    12. Jerry Jose on said:

      Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience Even at the known risk of getting branded as a boring old uncle, I must admit into finding Thoreau s venerated essay fascinatingly metal I was introduced into this venerated magnum opus by Mahatma Gandhi ,who during his non violence movement, has undoubtedly elevated the duty of Civil Disobedience from individual consciousness to the ethics of a collective also freely available on internet I [...]

    13. Martha Sweeney on said:

      Needed a break from editing and read Civil Disobedience for the first time Loved it It s a key piece of literature that I think everyone should read, not just in America, but all over the world concerning everything that is occurring in governments all across the world.Peace Love Prosperity Happiness to You and Everyone

    14. Alberto on said:

      Five stars for the importance of the topic Thoreau discusses one star because his answer is absurdly wrong and simplistic.I know that this is supposed to be a classic, and even Gandhi cited it as inspiration My opinion is, unfortunately, quite different Civil Disobedience amounts to a tract in favor of anarchism Some choice quotesThat government is best which governs not at all The state s very Constitution is the evil.Beyond the high flying rhetoric, let s look at his reasoned argument.If an a [...]

    15. Ichigotta on said:

      Emprisonn pour cause de non paiement de taxes, le philosophe Thoreau Henry David taye dans ce petit essaie les causes qui l y ont en pouss On saura donc que c est pour ne pas tre complice des actes esclavagistes et belliqueux de son pays que celui ci a pris parti de la d sob issance civile qui n est autre qu une forme de r sistance.Suivant la m me lign e que Discours de la servitude volontaire Contr un de tienne de La Bo tie, cet essaie remet en cause le pouvoir qu ont les gouvernements sur les [...]

    16. Paras2 on said:

      well this was basically a guide on how to stand up for what you believe even if that means going to jail for it tho it was a practical side of Emerson s ideas, I preferred Emerson his language was pleasant.

    17. A.D. Crystal on said:

      YES WORTH READING Well, one may agree or disagree with Thoreau s views on the State and the government role in society.One cannot, though, not pay tribute to his extraordinarily sharpened awareness of the call for submission the institutions of the State and the government exercise to the citizens of a country.I do not know of many a wo men who make such conscientious efforts of getting to the marrow of one of the most essential relationships holding modern human beings together and most definit [...]

    18. Kathleen on said:

      What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn This seemed an appropriate time to read this daring essay about Thoreau s disagreement with the actions of the government, and his belief that the majority is not always right I understand why this inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr It sets out a simple, straight forward argument for not going along with your government when it acts egregiously Action from principle, the perception and [...]

    19. Vale on said:

      Sono nato troppo in alto per essere posseduto,per essere il secondo, al controllo,o l utile servo e strumentodi qualsiasi stato sovrano del mondo.L idea del potere reale di un Governo la pi grande fandonia messa in atto dall umanit Purtroppo Thoreau un genio ed quindi destinato ad una visione del mondo troppo complicata per i suoi contemporanei e troppo moderna per la nostra contemporaneit Se quest anno un migliaio di persone non pagassero le tasse non si tratterebbe di un azione violenta o sang [...]

    20. Jacq Jardin on said:

      I didn t think I would enjoy reading this I did, though, and I m sure glad I picked it up Written in a very articulate manner, the paper is enjoyable, convincing, inspiring and stimulating all at once Thoreau s strong moral convictions and high respect for the individual are evident in each line Some of my favorites are Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a demo [...]

    21. Sheila on said:

      Interesting, but it didn t engross me in the way I hoped it would The only passage I highlighted was There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly I please myself with imagining a State at last 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 in [...]

    22. Denise on said:

      Nothing new under the sun As good a read when first published as today.Not saying Mr Thoreau has all the answers or even the best kind of answers In today s political climate, it is important to stretch back to those who been there, done that Thoreau influenced many greats such as Martin Luther King Jr.

    23. Chris on said:

      This is a long post which can also be found here publiusnapkin.wordpress 20 I had meant to read up on Thoreau for quite some time now, and took the opportunity yesterday to read the Project Gutenberg text of Civil Disobedience on my Kindle I found the essay well conceived, enjoyable, and dripping with an arrogance that only comes with a supreme confidence in one s intellect, moral standing, and social status That said, while I was impressed by Thoreau s well articulated respect for the individua [...]

    24. Lydia on said:

      There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing Reading this is worth it, purely for some of the quotations alone Startlingly relevant and a call to arms, Thoreau asks us to question what is legal or written as law vs what is right, and if they are the same If t [...]

    25. Jeske on said:

      Very powerful essay that has influenced people like MLK jr and Gandhi Still very relevant today

    26. Ex Libris on said:

      A thought provoking book that invokes the paradox of American political history and it s long preoccupation with the triad of freedom slavery taxation and an interesting read in the time of the Tea Party.On the one hand, Thoreau has clearly identified two of the great evils of American political history, slavery and, here in the guise of the Mexican American War, expansionist warfare His desire to sever himself from any complicity in these wrongs is laudable, as is his willingness to seek out de [...]

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