Problems of “Legitimacy”


Michael Walzer is in error when he says, “The `Call to resist illegitimate authority’ is . . . misnamed. It is a call to resist the immoral acts of legitimate authorities.” I am astonished that he thinks that political scientists and linguists like Raskin, Chomsky, Waskow, myself, etc. could make such a mistake.

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