Professor Bates writes: "Most timely ... is the publication of this volume of papers by the most distinguished and the most widely experienced American scholar in the field of international law....
"Judge Moore is a firm believer in the so-called 'equality of nations' and contends that an association based upon any other theory merely invites trouble. Nor does he believe that force can be safely relied upon to preserve international peace....
"The book is of very great value. Every page of it compels thinking and reflection; moreover it is good reading even for the uninitiated...."
Bates, Henry M. Review of International Law and Some Current Illusions and Other Essays, by J. B. Moore. Colum. L. Rev. 25, no. 3 (1925): 384–5.