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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PHYSICS and PÓLITICS ; or Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of “
Natural Selection ” and “ Inheritance ” to Political Society . The above work will
form the Second Volume of “ The International Scientific Series . ” HENRY S .
... between thirty and seventy have considerable influence ; each year removes
many old men , makes all others older , brings in many new . The transition is so
gradual that we hardly perceive it . The board of directors of the political company
Most of the new politicians were men who might well have been Lord Palmerston
' s grandchildren . He came into Parliament in 1806 , they entered it after 1856 .
Such an enormous change in the age of the workers necessarily caused a great
A political country is like an American forest : you have only to cut down the old
trees , and immediately new trees come up to replace them ; the seeds were
waiting in the ground , and they began to grow as soon as the withdrawal of the
... the political campaign . It is by that programme , by a comparison of the
programmes of different statesmen , that the world forms its judgment . The
common ordinary mind is quite unfit to fix for itself what political question it shall
attend to ; it is ...
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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