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 if, to the author's political philosophy and its impact on American public lifestyles. even supposing Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy for the reason that turn into a touchstone of worldwide heritage, the better a part of his political legacy has been ignored. 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 features of Thoreau's political lifestyles and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this ebook deals a clean and complete figuring out of Thoreau's politics, and contains discussions of matters starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering comprises works via 16 well known political theorists and comprises a longer bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political significant other to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for somebody looking a greater knowing of Thoreau's advanced political philosophy.
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