Noah Feldman’s Scorpions

by Matthew J. Franck

When, two months ago, I read Jeremy Rabkin’s rather negative review in the Wall Street Journal of Noah Feldman’s Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices, I was disinclined to read the book.  (One of the great services of negative book reviews is the time they save us in this respect.)  Today, at Public Discourse, Gregory J. Sullivan takes a much more positive view of it, while not agreeing altogether with the author about everything.  I esteem both reviewers’ opinions.  What to do?  I suppose now I shall have to read it for myself.  So much for saving time!