PATHWAYS IN INTERNATIONAL by Arthur Kuhn

PATHWAYS IN INTERNATIONAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled A Personal this is nevertheless a thoroughly professional accounting of a life devoted to progress in the highly important and demanding field of international legal relations. Mr. Kuhn describes his student days at Columbia under Dean Keener and the Case System, his later studies at Zurich and Paris, where Labori, Dreyfuss' defender, taught him. The cases in his own practice which he has selected to describe reveal the paths international law has taken and mirror the times, giving the whole book an historic as well as legal value. This is particularly evident when World War I brought a position as field director in the American Red Cross, participation in the peace conference and work toward the League of Nations. World War II with its problems of genocide and pressure on civic populations presented the problem of the individual's relation with the state. Mr. Kuhn, feeling that law is necessary to unity, looks hopefully toward the United Nations as a place where a workable worldwide legal code may take root. A book more for the field than for the layman, seriously presented, of value to professionals and students in history and law.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1953
Publisher: Macmillan