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 .
The Reform Act of 1832 did not for many years disclose its real consequences ; a
writer in 1836 , whether he approved or disapproved of them , whether he
thought too little of or whether he exaggerated them , would have been sure to be
... raise the army , though they do not win the battle . Doubtless , if all subjects of
the same government only thought of what was useful to them , and if they all
thought the same thing useful , and all thought that same thing could be attained
... cutting down trees slowly and painfully with stone tools , hardly resisting the
attacks of huge , fierce animals — without culture , without leisure , without poetry
, almost without thought - destitute of morality , with only a sort of magic for
... footman , and he will find that what he says seems unintelligible , confused ,
and erroneous — that his audience think him mad and wild when he is speaking
what is in his own sphere of thought the dullest platitude of cautious soberness .
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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