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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... Natural Selection " and Inheritance " to Political Society . B The above work will
form the Second Volume of “ The International Scientific Series . ” * HENRY S.
KING & Co. 65 , CORNHILL , LONDON . 3.10.14 THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION
... the public lead them . No doubt when statesmen live by public favour , as ours
do , this is a hard saying , and it requires to be carefully limited . I do not mean
that our statesmen should assume a pedantic and doctrinaire tone with the
As I have endeavoured in this book to explain , the literary theory of the English
Constitution is on this point quite wrong as usual . According to that theory , the
two Houses are two branches of the Legislature , perfectly equal and perfectly ...
... in the state , and to rival , if not conquer , the House of Commons , where the
standard of intelligence is not much above the common English average . But in
the present English world such a xxxiv INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND
But in the present English world such a House of Lords would soon lose all
influence . People would say , “ it was too clever by half , ” and in an
Englishman's mouth that means a very severe censure . The English people
would think it grossly ...
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Politics have not changed much since the 19th century. The main difference is that now elites hide their fear and contempt of the lower class. My insecurities aside, insightful essays that remain relevant. Read full review
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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