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... I should see no advantage in it if our two Chambers were sufficiently
homogeneous and sufficiently harmonious . On the contrary , if those two
Chambers were as they ought to be , I should believe it to be a great defect . If the
find it to be so in the face of facts and in opposition to whatever might occur ; if a
good Government were thus placed , I should think it decidedly better that the
agreements of the Administration with foreign powers should be submitted to ...
... at this discussion ; that it can , through Parliament , turn out an administration
which is not iloing as it likes , and can put in an adminis tration which will do as it
likes . But the INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION . Txi.
... in a multitude of cases , that there is no such discussion ; that when there is a
discussion the fate of Government does not turn upon it , í and , therefore , the
people do not attend to it ; that upon the whole the administration itself is pretty
The administration with all its power derived both from good and evil had to yield
; the income tax was abolished , with it went the surplus , and with the surplus all
chance of any considerable reduction of the debt INTRODUCTION TO THE ...
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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