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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... representatives an obedience to those opinions ; that they were in fact guided
in their judgment by the better educated classes ; that they preferred
representatives from those classes , and gave X INTRODUCTION TO THE
SECOND EDITION .
No doubt the better sort of them believed that those who were superior to them in
these indisputable respects were superior also in the more intangible qualities of
sense and knowledge . But the mass of the old electors did not analyze very ...
I am afraid I must put aside at once the idea that it will be altered entirely and
altered for the better . I cannot expect that the new class of voters will be at all
more able to form sound opinions on complex questions than the old voters .
There was ...
And they are right in detesting it ; if a man cannot give guidance and
communicate instruction formally without telling his audience “ I am better than a
2 you ; I have studied this as you have not INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND
EDITION . xix.
What is mostly needed is the manly utterance of clear conclusions ; if a statesman
gives these in a felicitous way ( and if with a few light and humorous illustrations
so much the better ) , he has done his part . He will have given the text , the ...
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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