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PHYSICS and POLITICS; or Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of "
Natural Selection" and "Inheritance" to Political Society. B3T The above work will
form the Second Volume of " The International Scientific Series." Henry S. King &
A statesman ought to show his own nature, and talk in a palpable way what is to
him important truth. And so he will both guide and benefit the nation. But if,
especially at a time when great ignorance has an unusual power in public affairs,
No doubt the question cannot be easily discussed in the abstract ; much must
depend on the nature of the measures in each particular case ; on the evil they
would cause if conceded ; on the attractiveness of their idea to the working-
classes if ...
In doing so besides the aristocracy forfeit their natural position — that by which
they would gain most power, and in which they would do most good. They ought
to be the heads of the plutocracy. In all countries new wealth is ready to worship ...
Besides it is in the nature of the curious influence of rank to work much more on
men singly than on men collectively ; it is an influence which most men — at least
mostEnglishmen — feel very much, but of which most Englishmen are somewhat
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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