Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes
In recent decades, Oliver Wendell Holmes has been praised as "the only great American legal thinker" and "the most illustrious figure in the history of American law." But in Albert Alschuler's critique of both Justice Holmes and contemporary legal scholarship, a darker portrait is painted—that of a man who, among other things, espoused Social Darwinism, favored eugenics, and, as he himself acknowledged, came "devilish near to believing that might makes right."
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Justice Holmes is one of the most influential Supreme Court Justices in American history. Understanding him and his influence is key to understanding the history of law in America. He is mostly ... Read full review
Law without values: the life, work, and legacy of Justice HolmesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Alschuler (law, Univ. of Chicago Law Sch.) offers both a biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes and an unorthodox view of his professional and legal work, examining his worldview and ethical skepticism ... Read full review
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