In This Review

The Loyal and the Disloyal
The Loyal and the Disloyal
By Morton Grodzins
University of Chicago Press, 1956, 319 pp.

National loyalty is apt to be the product of group loyalties, but the one may be in conflict with the other. Moreover, alienation of an individual from group or personal loyalties may make him susceptible to treason. Hence, the strength of democracy is to be democratic enough to accommodate many group loyalties, to minimize the need to choose between group and nation, and to cope with alienation. Around these propositions Mr. Grodzins has written an interesting if not altogether novel analysis.