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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So fully was this so , that the class to whom the great body of the ten - pound
householders belonged — the lower middle class — was above all classes the
one most hardly treated in the imposition of the taxes . A small shopkeeper or a
Accordingly , when any number of men are collected together , each of whom
worships rank in his heart , the whole body will patiently hear - in many cases will
cheer and approve - some rather strong speeches against rank . Each man is a ...
The reply is , that the whole body of the Lords have an incalculably greater
influence over society while there is still a House of Lords , than they would have
if the House of Lords were abolished ; and that though one or two clever young
... Representatives — as a body “ hanging on the verge of government ; ” and that
House impeached him criminally , in the hope that in that way they might get rid
of him civilly . Nothing could be so conclusive against the American Constitution ...
By that new word we mean a committee of the legislative body selected to be the
executive body . The legislature has many committees , but this is its greatest . It
chooses for this , its main committee , the men in whom it has most confidence .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Paul_S - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - patito-de-hule - LibraryThing
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