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Of course I am not arguing that so important an innovation as the Reform Act of
1867 will not have very great effects . It must , in all likelihood , have many great
ones . I am only saying that as yet we do not know what those effects are ; that the
But much argument is not required to guide the public , still less a formal
exposition of that argument . What is mostly needed is the manly utterance of
clear conclusions ; if a statesman gives these in a felicitous way ( and if with a few
light and ...
That system is a very artificial one ; you may make a fine argument for it , but you
cannot make a loud argument , an argument which would reach and rule the
multitude . The thing looks like injustice , and in a time of popular passion it would
Human nature despises long arguments which come to nothing - heavy
speeches which precede no motion - abstract disquisitions which leave visible
things where they were . But all men heed great results , and a change of
government is a ...
It succeeds in deciding because the debates and the discussions give it the facts
and the arguments . But under a presidential government , a nation has , except
at the electing moment , no influence ; it has not the ballot - box before it ; its ...
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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