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The moral and intellectual crisis of our time has not spared the science of law, jurisprudence. It is becoming increasingly fashionable among legal philosophers to comment on the shortcomings of the still prevailing creed: legal positivism. An ungrateful generation is beginning to forget its great achievements. The critics of legal positivism prophesy its doom because, as they claim, it does not furnish
us with the moral and intellectual weapons which we need to keep our democratic institutions alive. Some of them see the only salvation in a return to natural law.

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