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2017 Summer Reading
Supplemental Materials

"At Walden, Thoreau Wasn't Really Alone With Nature"
John Kaag and Clancy Martin
(The New York Times, July 10, 2017)

"If Thoreau Were Alive, He'd Be 'Shouting From The Rafters,' Biographer Says"
Tom Vitale
(All Things Considered, July 12, 2017 4:30 PM ET)

 “In Defense of Thoreau:  He May Have Been a Jerk, but He Still Matters”
Jedediah Purdy 
(The Atlantic, October 20, 2015) 

 “Pond Scum:  Henry David Thoreau’s Moral Myopia” 
Kathyrn Schulz 
(The New Yorker , October 19, 2015)