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American author, poet, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau was a passionate abolitionist. Inspired by his opposition to slavery, his illuminating essay “Civil Disobedience” presents the theory that “the government is best that governs least.” A powerful testament that remains as important today as it was during its conception, this theory argues that citizens should not allow their government to overrule through taxes and unjust laws.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melmo | 2/20/2014

    " It took me a while to read because I tend to have comprehension issues with older books and often need a dictionary next to me to fully understand what is being said, that would be the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5. I thouroughly enjoyed this book as I often share many of th eview points on the Government and the role they play versus the role I feel they should in my life. Wish I had read this sooner! Perfect for anyone who is anti big government "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anthony Robertson | 2/18/2014

    " I love how Thoreau takes the film from off the world's eyes on how society really is and gives it to you plainly! Some may want to deny it, but he was right on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Comicstrip | 2/15/2014

    " About the same as Emerson, only different writing style. Emerson likes to talk in circles and dancing around his subjects. Thoreau is quick and to the point. Easier to read, and more great ideas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon Martin | 2/14/2014

    " Fantastic and written in language even I can understand. "

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