International Law: The Tribunal of the Nations

The proud Dutchmen presiding over the 50th anniversary celebration of The Hague's Peace Palace were puzzled by the young American. There were the gilded mosaics, the varnished canvases of vanished judges, the symbolic statues in white marble, the misty murals—but the visitor seemed to be most interested in the check signed by Andrew Carnegie, the $1,500,000 gift that built the palace. Could he possibly be a relative? Well, yes, said Henry Carter Carnegie, 28. He was the great-grandson of Andrew's brother Thomas.

It was more than familial interest that brought him to...

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