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Use of "this" in Line 23

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Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau, Henry David. "Civil Disobedience." 1849. The Thoreau Reader. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2016.

The author’s use of the adverb “this” in line 23 suggests that

A

the current government is unlike any other government in the world.

B

the current government is comprised of only a few individuals.

C

the current government is competing with rival political systems.

D

the current government is a corruption of its original form.

E

the current government is a reflection of the society’s priorities.