RaveThe Washington Independent Review of Books...an interesting, sprawling, and detailed argument on how the Kellogg-Briand Pact, signed in Paris in 1928, shifted global attitudes from approval of the waging of 'just war' to all but ruling out armed conflict and holding leaders and combatants to a higher standard than before ...narrative in The Internationalists slows in the minute detailing of just how the primacy of the new world order of negotiation over conflict took shape, but picks back up when it comes to seeing how the Allies chose to try the Nazis both for the war itself and for war crimes related to the Holocaust ... Stepping back from the Nuremburg trials, Hathaway and Shapiro examine the question of what to do about civilians in war ... The authors’ conclusion to The Internationalists addresses these nascent questions. They are looking for a new equilibrium between the chaos of 'might is right' and 'war is illegal.' In their writing, they offer realistic grounds for optimism.
RaveThe Washington Independent Review of BooksRid skillfully catalogues the tension that has existed around 'cyber' — a word that 'refuses to be either a noun of prefix.' As he states in the preface, the book is his 'attempt to disentangle seven distinct cybernetic narratives.' Rid meets that challenge in an engaging and thoughtful manner ... Rise of the Machines belongs on the same bookshelf as P.W. Singer's now classic Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century.