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Laying Down the Law: The American Legal Revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan
by R. W. Kostal
Harvard University Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-674-05241-3 | eISBN: 978-0-674-24381-1
Library of Congress Classification K559.K67 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 347.43009044

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After WWII, U.S. leaders sought to create liberal rule-of-law regimes in Germany and Japan, but the effort was often unsuccessful. Kostal argues that the manifest failings of America’s own rule-of-law democracy were partially to blame, weakening U.S. credibility and resolve and revealing the country’s ambiguous status as a global moral authority.

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