The English Constitution
A classic study of the British constitution, paying special attention to how Parliament and the monarchy work. The author frequently draws comparisons with the American Constitution, being generally critical of the American system of government.
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Walter Bagehot. No . VII . PAGE . 219 ITS SUPPOSED CHECKS AND
BALANCES . . . . No . VIII . THE PRE - REQUISITES OF CABINET GOVERNMENT
, AND THE PECULIAR FORM WHICH THEY IAVE ASSUMED IN ENGLAND . 254
No . IX .
The principal question arises most naturally from a main doctrine of these essays
. I have said that . cabinet government is possible in England because England
was a deferential country . I meant that the nominal constituency was not ...
In all countries new wealth is ready to worship old wealth , if old wealth will only
let it , and I need not say that in England new wealth is eager in its worship .
Satirist after satirist has told us how quick , how willing , how anxious are the
And this is very often the view taken now in England of treaties . There being
nothing practical in the Opposition — nothing likely to hamper them hereafter ,
the leaders of Opposition are nearly sure to suggest every objection . The thing is
All the practised acumen of anti - Government writers and speakers is sure to be
engaged in proving that England has been imposed upon — that , as was said in
one case , 66 The moral and the intellectual qualities have been divided ; that ...
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review