When this book first appeared in English, it was commonplace to speak of `international law in a divided world' or of an `international law of peaceful coexistence and cooperation'. Those times are past, at least in the sense that those expressions are used. Although the law of peaceful coexistence remains embedded in international legal documentation of the era, it has passed beyond the horizons of the rising generation, which in both East and West has no memory of what the discussion was all about. As for `divided world', the division along these lines is confined principally to China, North Korea, and Cuba. Even in these countries the subject matter of this book, while pertinent, has receded into the background. For all of that, however, the foundations of the theory of international law set out in this volume, stripped of their ideological dress, continue to inform Russian approaches to the theory of international law. This book survives as the most influential Soviet contribution to international legal theory for the second half of the twentieth century and now appears as the author wished it to be in a country unconstrained by censorship and Party policies of the day. His theory of bringing the wills of States into concordance as the foundation for creating rules of international law is unchallenged in modern Russian international legal doctrine.
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This is a major work on the theory of international law--the first such ever to be published by a Soviet writer. The author is not only a scholar of world-wide reputation but also has had enormous practical experience as legal adviser of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His main theme is that international law can play an important creative role in strengthening peaceful international relations. His polemics in favor of Soviet foreign policy--including the occupation of Hungary in 1956 and of Czechoslovakia in 1968--may be a necessary price to pay for the more fundamental task of the book, which is to show that Marxist-Leninist theory supports a view of international law as a dynamic process of reaching agreement among conflicting sovereign states. Dr. Butler and the Harvard University Press are to be congratulated for bringing this translation to the English-reading public.--Harold J. Berman "Story Professor of Law, Harvard Law School "
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