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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The great bulk of treaties could wait a little without harm , and in the very few
cases when urgent haste is necessary , an Autumn session of Parliament could
well be justified , for the occasion must be of grave and critical importance .
Thirdly , it ...
I saw the last myself , and can certify that steady discussion upon a critical point
was not possible in it . There was not an audience willing to hear . The Assembly
now sitting at Versailles is undoubtedly also , at times , most tumultuous , and a ...
The brief description of the characteristic merit of the English Constitution is , that
its dignified parts are very complicated and somewhat imposing , very old and
rather venerable ; while its efficient part , at least when in great and critical action
... critical opposition is the consequence of cabinet government . The great scene
of debate , the great engine of popular instruction and political controversy , is the
legislative assembly . A speech there by an eminent e statesman , a party ...
The deciding catastrophes of cabinet governments are critical divisions preceded
by fine discussions . Everything which is worth saying , everything which ought to
be said , most certainly will be said . Conscientious men think they ought to ...
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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