Notes on the State of Virginia
by Thomas Jefferson

Not as well written as Walden, but similar in that it is filled with boring stuff about plants, animals, and natural facts. Just when you're about to give up, he gets into an interesting subject such as the differences between the races, religious freedom, or the limits of government. Then he returns to the boring stuff about the geography, minerals, and commercial products of Virginia.

Why are so many of the great libertarian thinkers (Jefferson, Thoreau, Kropotkin) so interested in this nature stuff?

Year Read: 1983

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