The book is a seminal work on the philosophy of non-violent resistance, advocating for individual freedom and the refusal to obey unjust laws. The author argues that individuals have a duty to prioritize their conscience over the dictates of laws and that governments are inherently prone to corruption and should not command absolute allegiance from their citizens. The book has greatly influenced many nonviolent resistance movements around the world, including those led by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
The 1439th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
- The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
- Books That Changed the World (Book)
- Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)