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Book Review: Nuremburg and Vietnam: An American Tragedy, 119 U. PA. L. REV. 900 (1971)


I have very little fault to find with Professor Taylor's exposition
of the law, both our own constitutional law and the international law of
war, applicable to the hostilities in Vietnam. It appears accurate, lucid,
and reasonable-an extraordinarily good summary, for the lay as well
as the legal reader, of some extraordinarily difficult legal problems. In
particular, I am in complete agreement with his conclusion that the law
of war, as difficult as it may be to apply and enforce, is very much better
than no law at all. Its existence has averted a great deal of suffering in
the wars which have afflicted our species during the last half century
or so.

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