Outlawing War: Did it Work Better Than We Thought?

October 2, 2017

Ryan Evans had the pleasure to sit down with Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro, authors of the new book The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World. Remember that treaty you learned about in school that outlawed war after World War I – the Kellogg-Briand Pact? That’s right, the one you laughed at.

Well Oona and Scott — both of Yale Law School — make a pretty strong argument that it actually worked far better than we all thought. And, in doing so, they make a good case that international relations scholars should take the power of the law more seriously.