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).