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Conflict Through Consensus: United Nations Approaches to Aggression
Conflict Through Consensus: United Nations Approaches to Aggression
By Julius Stone
Johns Hopkins, 1977, 234 pp.

A well-known international legal scholar painstakingly analyzes the recent Consensus Definition of Aggression adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1974. He provides a logically and historically compelling argument that a disputable principle of jurisprudence can also be a central political stake in conflicts between rich and poor societies, oil exporters and importers, and the Soviet bloc and Western governments.