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Letting Go of Thoreau: Renewing America's Legacy by Daniel Bullen • Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
enry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday has come and gone, but having read all the homages, it’s clear that our critiques of his hypocrisy haven’t gone far enough by half. Notwithstanding Thoreau’s homage to simplicity in Walden—notwithstanding the one night he spent in jail, and his statement of conscience in Resistance to Civil Government—we need …