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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These new questions of themselves would have made a new atmosphere , new
parties , new debates . Of course I am not arguing that so important an innovation
as the Reform Act of 1867 will not have very great effects . It must , in all ...
And each of those rich people was put forward by great parties whose notions
were the notions of the rich - whose plans were their plans . The electors only
selected one or two wealthy men to carry out the schemes of one or two wealthy ...
... between two opposing parties , each professing a creed of such ideas . But
they could do no more . Their own notions , if they had been cross - examined
upon them , would have been found always most confused and often most foolish
The Bill was supported by the Times and opposed by Mr . Bright ; and therefore
the mass of the Conservatives and of common moderate people , without
distinction of party , had no conception of the effect . They said it was 6 London
But in this case neither party , as a party , could speak out . Many , perhaps most
of the intelligent Conservatives , were fearful of the consequences of the proposal
; but as it was made by the heads of their own party , they did not like to oppose ...
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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