I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe–‘That government is best which governs not at all’; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. —Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1849)
February 10, 2010 at 01:56
I’ve recently uploaded two rare interviews with the Wobblie, anarchist, and activist Dorothy Day.
Day had begun her service to the poor in New York City during the Depression with Peter Maurin, and it continued until her death in 1980. Their dedication to administering to the homeless, elderly, and disenfranchised continues in many parts of the world.
Please post or announce the availability of these videos for those who may be interested in hearing this remarkable humanist.
They may be located here: