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 .
If the revolution is powerful enough and eager enough to make an immense
number of life peers , probably it will sweep away the hereditary principle in the
Upper Chamber entirely . Of course one may fancy it to be otherwise ; we may ...
... he were only to spend upon them one - third of the amount which Parliament
had permitted him to spend - suppose a Minister of Lord Palmerston ' s principles
were suddenly and while in office converted to the principles of Mr . Bright and Mr
It might be like submitting the design of an architect known to hold “ mediæval
principles ” to a committee wedded to 6 classical principles . " Still , upon the
whole , I think the augmentation of the power of the Peers might be risked without
Now , no doubt , this might have happened under a Parliamentary Government .
But , then , many members of Parliament , the entire opposition in Parliament ,
would have been active to unravel the matter . All the principles of finance would
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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