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Justice in Russia

Justice in Russia

By Harold J. Berman

Harvard University Press, 1950, 322 pp.

The third of the Harvard Russian Research Center Studies is a cool and well-written analysis of the elements comprising Soviet law, as distinguished from the coexisting but not wholly overlapping Soviet system of force. The three major themes developed are the modifications of Marxist Socialism in Soviet development, the persistence of the Russian heritage, and the emergent concept of the "parental" rôle of law in the new society.