WAR CRIMES: Naivete & Skill

Captain Sam Harris, 33, of New York, a handsome, uniformed, confident figure, stepped to the microphone in Nürnberg's courtroom last week and read seriously from the first page of his brief: "The noise you hear is my knees knocking. They haven't knocked like this since the day I asked my wife to marry me." To cover their embarrassment, the British lawyers smiled. The Russians shrugged; such naiveté was just one more thing they did not understand about Americans. But the Russians were not surprised when Harris went on to make a highly effective argument. They have be come openly...

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