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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In the first place , Mr . Gladstone ' s personal popularity was such as has not been
seen since the time of Mr . Pitt , and such as may never be seen again . Certainly
it will very rarely be seen . A bad speaker is said to have been asked how he ...
The thing looks like injustice , and in a time of popular passion it would not stand .
Much short of the compulsory equal division of the Code Napoleon , stringent
clauses might be provided to obstruct and prevent these great aggregations of ...
M . Rouher , though of vast real ability , was in the popular idea only the Emperor
' s agent ; and even had it been otherwise , M . Rouher , the one great man of
Imperialism , could not have been selected as a head of the Government , at a ...
The quarrel in most countries would have gone beyond the law , and come to
blows ; even in America , the most law - loving of countries , it went as far as
possible within the law . Mr . Johnson described the most popular branch of the ...
Mr . Wells goes on to say :6 The people of the loyal States were , however , more
determined and in earnest in respect to this matter of taxation than were their
rulers ; and before long the popular discontent at the existing state of things was ...
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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