chapter  6
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In recent times the interest shown by American academic writers in substantive rules of foreign, especially European, law appears to have diminished. Notable scholars1 can, of course, be cited for expressing their deep unhappiness with this phenomenon, invariably referred to as ‘American exceptionalism’, which they have tried to explain. But their reaction has focused on American views towards foreign law rather than specific rules and why and how one could use them in the process of law making at the national level.