By Jack Turner
The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated students, activists, and ecologists for greater than a century. much less awareness has been paid, even though, to the author's political philosophy and its effect on American public lifestyles. even though Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy seeing that turn into a touchstone of worldwide background, the higher a part of his political legacy has been neglected. With a resurgence of curiosity in recent times, A Political better half to Henry David Thoreau is the 1st quantity centred solely on Thoreau's moral and political thought.
Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined elements of Thoreau's political lifestyles and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this booklet deals a clean and accomplished realizing of Thoreau's politics, and comprises discussions of matters starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering comprises works by means of 16 fashionable political theorists and contains a longer bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political better half to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for an individual looking a greater knowing of Thoreau's advanced political philosophy.
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