Letters, Oct. 12, 1953

Holmes Revisited

Sir:

Few things in your magazine have been more sane than the very accurate appraisal you give [Sept. 21] of the role of the late Justice Holmes as an opponent of order. The ridiculous pedestal on which modern skeptics and relativists...have put the master of "humbug" deserves to be toppled...

WILLIAM L. MAIER

Webster, N.Y.

Sir:

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes will be honored for his opinions long after the editors of TIME stop foisting their opinions upon their readers.

MORRIS FRANKEL

Washington, D.C.

Sir:

...Justice Holmes actually believed and practiced what all judges...

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