Tag: essays

  • An Age for Civil Disobedience

    An Age for Civil Disobedience

    Why a man not paying his taxes in 1846 is still relevant.

  • Lives Without Principle: Thoreau and Our Complex Times

    Lives Without Principle: Thoreau and Our Complex Times

    As you may know, recently I finally got down to reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Thoureau had fascinated me since I studied some of his essays in university, mostly because I believe he’s one of the few thinkers who really put his money where his mouth was: his lifestyle was always coherent with his […]

  • Where the Wild Books Are

    Where the Wild Books Are

    “Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” —Virginia Woolf Aging and decay are characteristics that generally have a negative connotation. The first is a consequence of the passing of time; the second one, […]