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American Politics and Civil Disobedience: Thoreau Revisited

In his essay Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau wrote; “government is best which governs not at all.” Although sometimes criticized as an anarchist, Thoreau was not. He proposed better government whereby the governed embrace responsibility and legislators objectively make decisions of conscience rooted in ethical and moral truths because anything else is an act of narcissism.