Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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The great rise in interest in international law has a firm basis in the facts of modern life. Washington and New York are now closer to Paris and Moscow in travel time, not to speak of missile delivery time, than adjoining county seats were when Washington warned against entangling alliances. Travel time and ease rather than miles or kilometers are the measure of near and far. The shrinkage of space in time has increased enormously the importance of sound relations among peoples of the world. Science and technology are opening up new areas for human activities, particularly competition in outer space and the ocean depths. Wherever there are relations among peoples, there is need for law.