The Restatement format is so formidable and authoritative that it virtually overwhelms a prospective reviewer. Within its four corners it offers an instance of perfected workmanship that warrants the praise that it habitually elicits, but it tends for this very reason to make criticism seem captious at best, and more likely, arbitrary or insufficiently informed.
Richard A. Falk,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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