I would like to thank my beautiful wife, Betsy, and my three sons, Brian,
David, and James, for their support and understanding throughout the writ-
ing of this book and during my many other endeavors around this country
and abroad. I would also like to thank my faithful and skilled secretary,
Bonnie Anderson, for her first-rate work on this book and on my many other
publications over the years. I also want to express my gratitude to my editor
at Duke University Press, Reynolds Smith, for his patience and fine editing
on the production of this book as well as my previous book with him.
I alone am responsible for the contents of this book. Ncvertheless, I wish
to acknowledge the profound contribution to my personal intellectual de-
velopment made by my teachers at the University of Chicago and Harvard.
No point would be served here by endeavoring to list them all. Many of their
names and publications are mentioned in the Acknowledgments, texts, and
footnotes of my previous books. But with respect to this project in par-
ticular, I would like to single out three individuals: my international law
teacher, the late Richard R. Baxter, under whose supervision this research
was commencedi my international organizations teacher, Louis B. Sohni
and my friend the late Leo Gross, whose pioneering efforts in the study
of international organizations inspire all scholars working in this field. I
would also like to thank my high school history teacher, John Mohan, who
first sparked my interest in the imperial era of U. S. foreign policy more than
three decades ago.
This book is dedicated to my dissertation supervisor at Harvard, Stanley
Hoffmann. My debt to him cannot be expressed in words. What follows
are comments I prepared in conjunction with my contribution to a Fest-
schrift in his honor, International Law and the Use of Force: Beyond Regime
Theory, that was produced by a group of his former students. I have re-
printed that essay as an appendix to this book so that the reader will under-
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