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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.