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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... and did not exact of their 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
... working - man who has no special skill , and who is only rated because he has
a house , can judge much of intellectual matters . The messenger in an office is
not more intelligent than the clerks , not better educated but worse : and yet the ...
... was put up had themselves been educated under the system which was pulled
down . Strangely enough , their predominant guidance lasted as long as the
system which they created . Lord Palmerston , Lord Russell , Lord Derby , died
And this is precisely the effect of a division between Lords and Commons . The
two great bodies of the educated rich go to the constituencies to decide between
them , and the majority of the constituencies now consist of the uneducated poor .
The lower orders , the middle orders , are still , when tried by what is the standard
of the educated 66 ten thousand , " narrow - minded , unintelligent , incurious . It
is useless to pile up abstract words . Those 6 THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION .
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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