The Quest for Responsibility

  title={The Quest for Responsibility},
  author={Clarence A. Dykstra},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • C. A. Dykstra
  • Published 1 February 1939
  • History
  • American Political Science Review
We moderns attack no new problem when we set out again on the quest for responsibility. We merely use new terms for old ideas. Hundreds of generations have tried to reconcile liberty and law, authority and freedom. These same problems are posed on the oldest Egyptian tablets. Recall also that requirement in an old Greek city that whosoever desired to propose a new law should come into the place of assembly with a rope about his neck. Responsibility, you see! Justinian declared that the affairs… 

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