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Walden by Henry David Thoreau free online

I think Walden by Henry David Thoreau is more relavent today in the era of Corporatism, wage slaves, debt slavery and resourse wars; a period of bioregional thinking; an age of needed action (such as civil disobience); a time for a return to the simple, local and the organic (Mother Nature)
Walden by Henry David Thoreau free online

I have been reading (while listening to) Walden by Henry David Thoreau again. I have tried to read this many many years ago (back in my high school years (in the late 70s and earler 80s). I think Walden by Henry David Thoreau is more relavent today in the era of Corporatism, wage salves, debt slavery and resourse wars; a period of bioregional thinking; an age of needed action (such as civil disobience); a time for a return to the simple, local and the organic (Mother Nature)



free online audio reading:
 http://librivox.org/walden-by-henry-david-thoreau

free online text:
 http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/WALDEN/walden.html

homepage: homepage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cascadian_Bioregionalism/

good class analysis 03.Sep.2006 11:35

kirsten anderberg kirstena@resist.ca

Walden was the first book I read (in high school back in the 1970's) that said that there is a direct proportional relationship between the poor and rich. That book says that the rich MAKE the poor, basically and it also said that as much more than they need some have is how much less than what they need the others get. It is a good class analysis and a worthy read. But I do believe you can buy the BOOK for something like $2 from Dover Books...and it is cheap at book stores used too...If I was a high school teacher, I would make this book required reading.


Kristen 03.Sep.2006 12:03

Ecotopian Yeti

as a high school book.... yep... infact I am a high school teacher and I am thinking of using it, but for my students English is a second or third language. As I posted its free online and another reson I posted it is for those who can not afford it...

highlights 03.Sep.2006 19:18

kirsten

I think it is great it is online for free, but it is a lot harder to read a text online than in an actual book format. It may be a nice thing to have a highlights of the book page to lead people to important parts so they do not have to labor through all that on a computer screen. The idea of reading Walden online is not appealing to me, reading it in a book is. But I am glad it is there for people all over to access. I think that a lot of things are put online with the idea of printing them out to read, and people who cannot afford the cheap book used, cannot afford to print it out from a computer to read either. Anyway, this almost seems like an inbetween technology, the way we are doing things right now. I am sure in time it will be easier to read texts online...

thanks 08.Sep.2006 23:56

dude

great listen.