Friday, December 29, 2017

For your 2018 reading list

The Editor recommends East West Street by British barrister and law professor Philippe Sands QC. It's a fascinating read, tracing the competing themes of crimes against humanity and genocide at Nuremburg and thereafter, spearheaded by two men who studied law a century ago at the University of Lviv (Lemberg, Lvov), Sir Hersch Lauterpacht QC and Raphael Lemkin. Mr Sands interweaves their work and the tragic effects of World War II on their families with its effects on his own family.

Bernard-Henri Lévy favorably reviewed the book here last year in The New York Times.

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