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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 indeed an idea —
a very prevalent idea when the first edition of this book was published — that ...
They think it will strengthen the Lords , and so make them better able to oppose
the Commons ; they think , if they do not say , “ The House of Lords is our enemy
and that of all Liberals ; happily the mass of it is not intellectual ; a few clever men
Now , beforehand , no one would have ventured to suggest that a committee of
Parliament on Foreign relations should be able to commit the country to the
greatest international obligations without consulting either Parliament or the
Of the chiefs before the twenty years ' silence , of the eminent men known to be
able to handle Parlia - ments and to govern Parliaments , M . Thiers was the only
one still physically able to begin again to do so . The miracle is , that at seventy ...
... system is by far the best . The English Premier being appointed by the
selection , and being removable at the pleasure , of the preponderant Legislative
Assembly , is sure to be able to rely INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
vii No I.
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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