One wonders why a book that addresses a seemingly dead subject would be published now. Thus, the appearance on my desk of Kabir-ur-Rahman Kahn's book came as something of a surprise, particularly since I believed that I was the only other person in the history of humanity to devote book-length energy to the general subject of law and policy in intergovernmental primary commodity agreements. I was delighted, to say the least, to see that interest in the subject of primary commodity organizations had not faded away with the expansive dreams of the Common Fund. On the contrary, this new work is a significant interpretive contribution to a body of international economic law that has been evolving through the real-world (versus rhetorical world) experience of primary commodity organizations.