On Civil Disobedience in Public Health Crises

The concept of civil disobedience has a long and proud history in America — from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement and numerous protest movements, on both left and right, from the ’60s and ’70s through today.

With few exceptions, most have engaged in peaceful protest and embraced the idea, famously orated by Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience, that “Under a…