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The Law of the Soviet State

The Law of the Soviet State

By Andrei Y. Vyshinsky

Macmillan, 1948, 749 pp.

Here, after considerable delay, is the English translation of the standard Soviet text, written a decade ago when the author was People's Commissar of Justice. Despite its generally formal presentation, the author indulges in violent polemics when treating all whom he regards as enemies of true Marxist doctrine. A valuable introduction is contributed by Professor Hazard of Columbia University's Russian Institute.