Civil Disobedience (Paperback)

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Sparked by Thoreau's outrage at American slavery and the American-Mexican war, Civil Disobedience is a call for every citizen to value his conscience above his government. Within this 19th century essay, Thoreau explains government of any sort - including democracy - does not possess more wisdom or justice than its individual citizens, and that it is every citizen's responsibility to avoid acquiescence. More than an essay, Civil Disobedience is a call to action for all citizens to refuse to participate in, or encourage in any way, an unjust institution.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781619490925
ISBN-10: 1619490927
Publisher: Empire Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English