Sunday, May 29, 2011

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

No, Robin, there is no world government waiting to descend from the clouds, and frankly I'm relieved. With so many politicians governing me at the local, state, and national levels, I do not need another layer of unaccountable officials on top. Who knows what they might compel me to do, say, worship, believe, or think?

-- Northwestern Law Professor Anthony D'Amato, in a trenchant review essay, recently published in the American Journal of International Law, of 3 recent books that, as he details, span the current spectrum of international legal theory. (image credit) Reviewed were: The Perils of Global Legalism (2009) by Eric Posner (Chicago), How International Law Works: A Rational Choice Theory (2008) by Andrew T. Guzman (California-Berkeley), and Customary International Law: A New Theory with Practical Applications (2010) by Brian D. Lepard (Nebraska).

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