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On the Law of Nations

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As the era of totalitarianism recedes, the time is at hand to ask by what rules we expect to conduct ourselves, Senator Moynihan writes in this examination of international law. Moynihan argues that international law is a powerful tool for stability and justice.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Harvard University Press (first published February 1st 1990)
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A political culture from which the idea of international law has largely disappeared places its initiatives in jeopardy

Thanks to the Wikipedia, I knew that Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a member of the United States Senate from New York for 24 years. Nevertheless, until recently I have never done any serious research about DPM. It all has changed one fall day in Moscow at home while I was searching the C-SPAN website for some interesting Senate videos. I have decided to watch 1992 debate about Fre
This book is a product of its time. It is full of euphoria over the end of the Cold War and an impassioned plea for the restoration of international law as the basis of regulating relations between states. However, the book is also marred by the author's conflict with the Reagan administration and unfortunately ends essentially as a hit piece. Nor does it even contemplate the idea that the evils of the Reagan administration as the author sees it contributed to the dissolution of the Soviet bloc.
Fredrick Danysh
A dull, hard to read montoge by Monihan on how he felt nations should interact. It appears that the author was trying to impress intellectuals.
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Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times (in 1982, 1988, and 1994). He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Prior to his years in the Senate, Moynihan was the United States' ambassador to the United Nations and to India, and wa ...more
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