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This paper analyzes Thoreau's position on the necessity of both rebellion against government and conformity with certain social norms and mores. The paper refers to Thoreau's essay, on "Civil Disobedience" as the basis for his political beliefs.
From the Paper:"Henry David Thoreau introduces his essay "Civil Disobedience" with the assertion that in his view; "That government is best which governs least." In this simple and straightforward statement, Thoreau reveals that he is at heart a Libertarian who believes that small, unobtrusive, minimal government will provide the greatest amount of personal freedom and freedom of conscience to an individual. However, though he himself was hardly unwilling to rebel against what he considered unjust and unfair or simply wrong headed government, Thoreau saw a place..."
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Thoreau on Rebellion and Conformity (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 09, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/thoreau-on-rebellion-and-conformity-121896/
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