Your Book Review: The Internationalists


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Finalist #8 in the Book Review Contest

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In The Internationalists, Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro (H&S from now on) work to raise the profile of the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, at the time the most-ratified treaty in history, in which 63 nations (unlike today, this was most of the world - 51 became founding members of the United Nations) came together to declare war illegal. Here is the Pact, in full.

Signatories shall renounce war as a national policy and;

Signatories shall settle disputes by peaceful means

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