Novice Topic Lincoln-Douglas Brief
Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
Our Novice Topic Lincoln-Douglas Brief is 308 pages long and includes in-depth Topic Analyses by Sheryl Kaczmarek, Daniel Shatzkin, and Lindsey McNamara, 200+ cards, Framework suggestions, and more! Please note, this is not our most recent brief for the LD novice topic. A newer edition is available in our store.
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