Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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When considered as an installment in the unfolding of Friedmann's views, based on his earlier writings, the conclusion to the book under review is to be cherished. When considered, on the other hand, solely in context of the contributed chapters of the same volume, the conclusion does not emerge as Friedmann at his most forceful or persuasive. To find the best of Friedmann, we need only sample his prolific contributions to the law reviews, whether on the United States involvement in the Vietnam conflict, the judgment of the International Court in the South West Africa cases, the risks to humanity arising from genetic engineering, or the relationship between law and mankind's sense of justice.