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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They have no time to improve themselves , for they are labouring the whole day
through ; and their early education was so small that in most cases it is dubious
whether , even if they had much time , they could use INTRODUCTION TO THE ...
... if they raise questions on which the interest of those orders is not identical with
, or is antagonistic to , the whole interest of the state , they will have done the
greatest harm they can do . The future of this country depends on the happy
be a great calamity to the whole nation , and to those who gain it as great a
calamity as to any . I do not of course mean that statesmen can choose with
absolute freedom what topics they will deal with , and what they will not . I am , of
He met the half difficulty ; we have to surmount the whole one . We have to frame
such tacit rules , to establish such ruling but unenacted customs , as will make the
House of Lords yield to the Commons when and as often as our new ...
Of course there have been many countries in which certain old families , whether
rich or poor , were worshipped by whole populations with a more intense and
poetic homage ; but I doubt if there has ever · been any in which all old ...
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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