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The United Nations and the Control of International Violence
The United Nations and the Control of International Violence
By John F. Murphy
Allanheld, Osmun, 1983, 212 pp.

An international lawyer's essay on the inadequate efforts of the international community, through the United Nations, to maintain security in a world which has experienced many wars, and a growing plague of political assassinations and terror, in the years since the Charter was adopted. The case histories are well known and presented only in brief outline. The general conclusion is also familiar: the institutions and the means are there but are of no avail if the members of the U.N., especially the superpowers, will not use them.