Eric A. Posner


On his book The Perils of Global Legalism

Cover Interview of November 02, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“About both the promise of international law and the limits of international law.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Compliance is the central problem of international law.”

On the second:

“Although states have successfully relied on courts to resolve disputes from time to time in narrow circumstances, there is little reason to think that they will support a court that seeks to take on the hardest problems of international justice.”