How and where does Thoreau basically define "civil disovedience"?
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In his essay “Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau opens by saying, “I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’” ( ), and then clarifies that his true belief is “‘That government is best which governs not at all’” Thoreau considers civil disobedience a moral and social duty of American citizens. He defines civil disobedience as an act of willful resistance, achieved by not obeying laws he considers to be hypocritical. Check out this article on it in link below,