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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ment , and protected the servant of the Government , Captain Elliot , in China . All
of which tended to weaken my influence with some of the party ; others , possibly
a majority , might have approved of the course which I took . It was at the same ...
ment proves , I think , that these fears are exaggerated . When the choice of a
nation is really fixed on a statesman , Parliament will fix upon him too . The
parties in the Parliament of 1859 were as nearly divided as in any probable
Parliament ; a ...
ment . But in a miscellaneous world , there is now one evil and now another . The
very means which best helped you yesterday , may very likely be those which
most impede you to - morrow - you may want to do a different thing tomorrow ,
ment , I mean that very important sort in which the sovereign — the absolute
sovereign - is selected by insurrection . In theory , one would have certainly
hoped that by this time such a crude elective machinery would have been
reduced to a ...
ment is itself divided and subdivided . The greatest instance is the most obvious .
The Congress rules the law , but the President rules the administration . One
means of unity the constitution does give ; the President can veto laws he does
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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