The single greatest enemy of law is war. I refer not merely to the history of foreign dictatorships where repression is tightened still further at a time of military conflict. No, I refer also, sad to say, to the painful experience of our own country. Legal tradition gave way to military pressure. But cannot law be employed as the single most powerful alternative to war? That is the supreme challenge to your generation of lawyers, if it is not already too late.
Theodore C. Sorensen,
Law: The Most Powerful Alternative to War,
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