Thoreau: not just an old crank in a cabin?

I had forgotten about this tidbit until recently when I accidentally clicked the link on my toolbar. It’s a great little piece from the folk Grist (“A beacon in the smog”), who are always good for environmental commentary with a dash of humour and a pinch of practical advices.

Thoreau, Walden and Civil Disobediance

Thoreau is not someone that is talked about so much these days, at least not in my circles, but this article/book review argues for his relevance today, not as a hermit but as someone committed to ‘walking the talk’. There’s also a interesting aside on the context of ‘Walden’, written as it was in a time of an economic recession.

“Let your life be counter friction to stop the machine”