A History of Ideas: Civil Disobedience

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A History of Ideas: Civil Disobedience

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Stephen Fry on Civil Disobedience

Ray Laurence

What do you do if your society has unjust laws? Simply put up with them? Start a revolution to smash the state? Philosopher Henry David Thoreau put forward the idea of civil disobedience to change unjust laws. From Mahatma Gandhi to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, to the present day, find out how Thoreau’s thinking has been put into practice to find justice for all.

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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas - Criminologist David Wilson on Thomas Hobbes and Civil Disobedience.

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