On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

By Henry David Thoreau. A new edition of this classic. Makes the case that an individual not only has the right, but the duty, to follow his or her own conscience in defiance of unjust government action. The arguments made in this essay have resonated throughout history, influencing writers and thinkers as diverse as Gandhi, Tolstoy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ernest Hemingway, and modern libertarians. Read more.