The subversive notion that leaders of Western nations could be considered “war criminals” has become common sense for millions of people influenced by the anti-war movement. … This is a forensic critique of the liberal inconsistencies resurrected to support the ideology of international justice. … There is much to praise in this polemic.
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Danilo Zolo is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Florence. He is the author of several books, including Democracy and Complexity, Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government, and Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order.