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

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Narrator: George Easton

Unabridged: 0 hr 51 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Findaway

Published: 12/14/2022

Genre: Philosophy - Essays

Synopsis

Henry David Thoreau's essay, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, is a masterful exploration of the moral imperative to resist unjust laws and unjust governmental systems. By deploying a carefully crafted philosophical argument, Thoreau contends that citizens have an obligation to disobey any law that violates their conscience or enshrines injustice. Read in English, unabridged.

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