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    Advice to the Allies — 1945

    Tillman, Seth Barrett (2015) Advice to the Allies — 1945. Claremont Review of Books, 15 (2).

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    This Article is a critique or parody of the normative basis of modern public international law. Dear Editor: It appears that the following confidential communication was sent by the Irish head of government, Éamon De Valera, to the heads of government of the major Allied Powers about five weeks prior to the end of hostilities in Europe in 1945. I have no doubt that this document will be of considerable interest to diplomats, historians, and the public. Several weeks after De Valera sent the letter below, he visited the German envoy to Ireland, Dr Hempel, to express condolences in the wake of Hitler’s death (by suicide). De Valera was widely excoriated for his conduct. But as the correspondence below shows, it was not so much that De Valera was wrong; rather, he just outpaced later, yet-to-emerge modern developments in public international law. Sincerely, Seth Barrett Tillman Lecturer, Department of Law National University of Ireland Maynooth

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Advice; Allies; 1945;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 6158
    Depositing User: Seth Tillman
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 09:50
    Journal or Publication Title: Claremont Review of Books
    Publisher: The Claremont Institute
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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