WAR CRIMES The Fallen Eagles
Civilization wore a cutaway and grey striped trousers for the great occasion.
To prosaic observers, the figure thus impeccably attired was not really Civilization, but just a powerfully angry American, name of Robert Jackson of Jamestown, N.Y. But to the more imaginative (including Jackson) it was Civilization itself which stood at the prosecutor's rostrum, resonantly accusing the 20 Germans in the dock of vile assault & battery on all mankind.
"We are gathered," said the presiding judge, Sir Geoffrey Lawrence, "to try crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity." With this mildly prejudicial statement, the Nürnberg...