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亨利大卫梭罗 (Henry David Thoreau) 生于1817712

梭罗做的事情之一,就是写了一系列有关自己经历的文章,并且发表在「瓦登,林子里的生活」 (Walden, Life in the Woods) 一书中。他也因为拒绝缴交投票税,而被判入狱一天。梭罗不愿意缴税的原因,是为了对他不愿意支持的奴隶制度与墨西哥战争表示抗议。他写下「论公民的不服从」 (Civil Disobedience) 来说明他的立场。他认为「在一个囚禁不公义的政府统治之下,对公正的人来说,唯有监狱才是最真实的地方。」然而,梭罗入狱服刑的影响比他抗议奴隶制度更为深远。你觉得他还会作些什么呢?

One of the things that Thoreau did was write a series of essays about his experiences, published in the book Walden, or, Life in the Woods. He also spent a night in jail for refusing to pay his voting tax. Thoreau withheld the tax as a protest against slavery and the war with Mexico, which he did not support. He wrote "Civil Disobedience" to explain his reasons. "Under a government which imprisons any unjustly," he argued, "the true place for a just man is also a prison." Thoreau, however, did more than just protest slavery by going to jail. What else do you think he did?
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