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Violence and Law in the Modern Age - Cassese, Antonio, and Greenleaves, S J K (Translated by)
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This remarkable and thoughtful book examines some of the most shattering events in recent history, from the annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to mass murder in Sabra and Shatila, from the hijacking of the Achille Lauro to torture and murder by officials of the state. In each case Cassese tries to understand why states--Nietzsche's cold-hearted monsters--acted as they did, and what this bodes for the future. Cassese also raises questions of a more general legal and political kind: why do states use force with impunity? ...

Violence and Law in the Modern Age 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691077833