The Cultural Roots of America’s Failed Coronavirus Response Date back to Emerson and Thoreau

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Noted nineteenth-century American writer Henry David Thoreau opens his 1849 essay “Resistance to Civil Government,” one of the most famous political essays of all time, with the immortal lines:

“I heartily accept the motto, — “That government is best which governs least;” and I should like to see it acted up…

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Tim Libretti, PhD

Tim Libretti, PhD

Professor of Literature, Political Economy enthusiast, Dad, always thinking about the optimal world