Henry David Thoreau was one of the most successful literary scam artists in American history. Walden was a masterpiece of fraud.
This book has been inflicted on helpless English majors ever since the 1930’s. It is anti-capitalist and pro-green. It has been the supreme literary testament of the greens.
It was fake from day one.
Henry David Thoreau was a practicing capitalist. His family owned a pencil-making business. He worked for it for most of his adult life. He was an American version of Frederick Engels, who converted Karl Marx to socialism in 1843. He bankrolled Marx for the rest of Marx’s life. Engels had the money to do this. He ran the family’s textile mill until he retired a wealthy man…