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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compares it with the most important other living governments , and these are
changing too ; what he illustrates are altered in one way , and his sources of
illustration are altered probably in a different way . This difficulty has been
constantly in ...
I am only saying that as yet we do not know what those effects are ; that the great
evident change since 1865 is certainly not strictly due to it ; probably is not even
in a principal measure due to it ; that we have still to conjecture what it will cause
... probably a very superior specimen of the newly enfranchised classes . The
average can only earn very scanty wages by coarse labour . They have no time
to improve themselves , for they are labouring the whole day through ; and their
On the other side , many , probably most of the intelligent Liberals , were in
consternation at the Bill ; they had been in the habit for years of proposing
Reform Bills ; they knew the points of difference between each Bill , and
perceived that this ...
Rank probably in no country whatever has so much “ market " value as it has in
England just now . Of course there have been many countries in which certain
old families , whether rich or poor , were worshipped by whole populations with a
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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