On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 2)

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henry David Thoreau

Narrated By: Bob Neufeld

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2015

Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes


Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War. (Summary by Wikipedia)


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    A work that I can say truly enlightened me in the principles of non-conformity and individual liberty. Had such a profound impact on me I had to revisit it again. The reader has such a perfect voice for this work as well.

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 2)

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