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Volumes III to VIII of Hackworth's Digest, carrying forward the tradition established by volumes I and II, are a major contribution toward an understanding of the policy of the United States. While they are not as original as Moore's Digest (1906) and have the simple aim of carrying that publication down to date, one cannot but be appreciative of the many public documents included in these volumes. There may be difference of opinion whether it was worth while to gather so many opinions of jurists and excerpts from sources other than State Department documents, sources which are accessible to the reader. One may also differ as to whether the extract selected was the best obtainable. But in a volume which gives the reader so much, it would be churlish to quarrel with the mass of material here afforded. Hackworth's Digest is an indispensable source of information to the student of international law.
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