What's common between Mohatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr? Henry David Thoreau. That's because Gandhi's successful non-violent struggle for Indian independence from the British and King's successful non-violent civil rights struggle to free African Americans were deeply influenced by Thoreau, especially his essay, "Civil Disobedience." (How does this relate to China? … [Read more...] about On “Civil Disobedience” and commonality between Mohatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.