"Second Story" piece on Henry David Thoreau, the author of "Walden" and "The Mai
"Second Story" piece on Henry David Thoreau, the author of "Walden" and "The Maine Woods," who has infuriated everyone from school board members to tax collectors to corporate executives since the 19th century. One of Thoreau's most frightening messages to the industrial age and corporate America begins with the belief that people should become more self-reliant; a goal that starts with simplifying one's life. Clifton Fadiman, at one time the book editor of the New Yorker, wrote in a short essay that Thoreau might have influenced the world as much as Jesus Christ did. Gandhi used his teachings to initiate a program of non-violent resistance in India, which alone touched close to a billion people. Thoreau made short trips to Maine and left a lasting impact. As we rush toward a more complicated world, his voice becomes ever more urgent.
Thoreau, Henry David
Allen, Ken, ""Second Story" piece on Henry David Thoreau, the author of "Walden" and "The Mai" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3659.