Law and War: International Law and American History

TitleLaw and War: International Law and American History
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMaguire, Peter
Number of Pages349
PublisherColumbia University Press
CityNew York

In this classic text, Peter Maguire follows America's legal relationship with war, both before and after the Nuremberg trials of the 1940s. Maguire argues that the precedents set by the trials were nothing less than revolutionary, and he traces the development of these new attitudes throughout American history. The text has been revised throughout, with a new preface and postscript discussing the George W. Bush administration's attempt to rewrite the laws of war after 9/11. Maguire connects these efforts to the decline in American power and reputation. (Amazon)

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