79 Mich. L. Rev. 982 (1980-1981)
International Antitrust

handle is hein.journals/mlr79 and id is 1004 raw text is: INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST

James A. Rahl*
UNITED STATES, COMMON MARKET AND INTERNATIONAL ANTI-
TRUST: A COMPARATIVE GUIDE. By Barry E. Hawk. New York:
Law & Business, Inc. - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1979 (with
1980 Supplement). Pp. vii, 946. Hardcover loose-leaf, $75; paper,
$25.
This is an excellent book, and it comes at a good time, given the
rapid growth of antitrust law around the world. In three parts, each
a book within a book, it treats: (1) United States antitrust law ap-
plied internationally; (2) European Common Market antitrust law in
general; and (3) developments toward international antitrust law.
In method, the book is unusual, and although the subtitle, a
comparative guide, is an accurate description, further explanation
of the approach taken may be helpful. The preface states that the
book is primarily written for bench and bar, but that the author
hopes that it will also be useful for the classroom. This oft-ex-
pressed, but seldom realized desire of authors and publishers might
actually be borne out in this case. The book is a combination of both
author's text and primary source materials drawn from Professor
Hawk's experience in teaching these subjects. Far more of the book
than one finds in other texts and treatises is given over to substantial
excerpts from case reports and documents - I would guess about
one fourth of the space.
The text also contains other signs of a good professor in action.
Issues are presented as such. When so disposed, the author offers his
own opinion, usually modestly and without trying to persuade.
Equally often, after providing background, he leaves us with a sim-
ple quaere (or at times, query). Sometimes, I would have wel-
comed a more substantial statement of his reaction to the question at
hand. But in the main he has provided a really good guide and the
kind of text I prefer - one which gives context and insight but
avoids the heady temptation suffered by some writers to issue rulings
on everything.
Although the book will not answer all of the questions that
* Owen L. Coon Professor of Law, Northwestern University. B.S. 1939, J.D. 1942, North-
western University. - Ed.

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