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.
They were not influenced by ideas , but by facts ; not by things palpable , but by
things impalpable . Not to put too fine a point upon it , they were influenced by
rank and wealth . No doubt the better sort of them believed that those who were ...
... ideas ; or rather — for the conceptions of such people are more personal than
abstract — between two opposing parties , each professing a creed of such ideas
. But they could do no more . Their own notions , if they had been cross ...
I am afraid I must put aside at once the idea that it will be altered entirely and
altered for the better . I cannot expect that the new class of voters will be at all
more able to form sound opinions on complex questions than the old voters .
There was ...
No doubt the question cannot be easily discussed in the abstract ; much must
depend on the nature of the measures in each particular case ; on the evil they
would cause if conceded ; on the attractiveness of their idea to the working -
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 ...
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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