Daily Archives: November 10, 2008

Thoreau (VIAL)

There are at least 30 copies of the Norton 3rd edition of Walden sitting on the shelf downstairs in the book store. 

Before you come to class on Wednesday, please read this article by Chris Hedges. It’s relevant to our conversations about Thoreau and raises the question of whether or not the culture we live in would prefer that we be shallow, unreflective, and ignorant. If, as Thoreau seems to argue, being human is something we have to work at, then Hedges’ remarks are cause for concern.