First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Reading Thoreau in the 21st Century

Henry David Thoreau advocated for both civil disobedience to unjust political authority and also for nature’s appropriate role in our economic, moral, and spiritual lives. UVM professor Bob Pepperman Taylor discusses the relationship between Thoreau’s political and environmental messages and how they resonate today.

This video was recorded at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on January 8, 2020.

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