Democracy and the Problem of Civil Disobedience

@article{Spitz1954DemocracyAT,
  title={Democracy and the Problem of Civil Disobedience},
  author={David Spitz},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1954},
  volume={48},
  pages={386 - 403}
}
  • David Spitz
  • Published 1 June 1954
  • History
  • American Political Science Review
If Sophocles were alive today to recast the dilemma of Antigone in contemporary, if less sanguine, terms, he might well seize on the problem of the citizen who refuses to answer questions put to him by a congressional investigating committee. Antigone, you will recall, was torn between two loyalties. Her religion commanded her to bury the body of her brother, while her state commanded that his body be left, unburied and unmourned, to be eaten by dogs and vultures on the open plain outside the… 

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