Nicholas Mulder, The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War (New Haven: Yale University Press). 448 pp., $32.50.
- Lars Erik Schönander
- The National Interest
Some books are timely because their authors felt a need to address a specific issue at a specific moment.
Other books are timely because history just so happened to make the subject matter relevant.
Nicholas Mulder’s The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War falls into the latter category.
Mulder sets to illuminate the early history of sanctions—known then as “The Economic Weapon,” as the…