By Jack Turner
The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated students, activists, and ecologists for greater than a century. much less realization has been paid, even though, to the author's political philosophy and its effect on American public existence. even if Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy because turn into a touchstone of worldwide historical past, 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 targeted solely on Thoreau's moral and political thought.
Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined points of Thoreau's political lifestyles and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this publication bargains a clean and finished realizing of Thoreau's politics, and contains discussions of topics starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering comprises works by means of 16 widespread political theorists and comprises a longer bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political significant other to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for someone looking a greater knowing of Thoreau's advanced political philosophy.
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