Why doesn’t anyone still read Blackstone?

Few people realize that an important Revolutionary War veteran (of the War for Independence of the USA from Britain) was St. George Tucker, and he also wrote a commentary and introduction to Blackstone:


200 years ago, most literate Americans were familiar with Blackstone. This made “civic nationalism” work very well, even though Americans did not share an ethnicity.

(This has been a pre-scheduled post. If I’m not approving comments, that means I haven’t reconnected to the Internet yet.)

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One Response to Why doesn’t anyone still read Blackstone?

  1. Blackstone has about as much relevance to modern jurisprudence as the Talmud.

    Maybe less.

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