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Reaching Judgment at Nuremberg
Reaching Judgment at Nuremberg
By Bradley F. Smith
Basic Books, 1977, 349 pp

The Vietnam war re-ignited interest in individual rights under international law and morality. Smith's study of the Nuremberg proceedings reminds us that these rights are determined, adjudicated, and implemented by real people, whose judgments are affected by social and personal conditions. A superbly written and novelesque account, which is also a sound work of historical scholarship.