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

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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." In this volume, Albert Alschuler paints a much darker picture of Justice Holmes as a distasteful man who, among other things, espoused Social Darwinism, favored eugenics, and as he himself acknowledged, came "devilish near to believing that might makes right." Alschuler begins by examining Holmes's power-focused philosophy and then turns to Holmes the person, ...

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0226015203

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9780226015200

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Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes
2002, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226015217

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Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes
2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226015200

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