Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes (Hardcover)

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Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes (Hardcover)

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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."
Albert W. Alschuler is Wilson-Dickinson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.
Product Details ISBN: 9780226015200
ISBN-10: 0226015203
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2000
Pages: 336
Language: English