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Considering the power and position of the titled aristocracy , you will perhaps be
astonished at the small degree in which it contributes to the active part of our
governing assembly . The spirit of our present House of Commons is plutocratic ,
The English people would think it grossly anomalous if their elected assembly of
rich men were thwarted by a nominated assembly of talkers and writers .
Sensible men of substantial means are what we wish to be ruled by , and a
peerage of ...
I think every one must admit that this is not an arrangement which seems right on
the face of it . Treaties are quite as important as most laws , and to require the
elaborate assent of representative assemblies to every word of the law , and not
A Parliamentary Minister is a man trained by elaborate practice not to blurt out
crude things , and an English Parliament is an assembly which particularly
dislikes anything gauche or anything imprudent . They would still more dislike it if
it hurt ...
we nominated and to be removable by the vote of the National Assembly . The
United States and its copies were the only present and familiar Republics , and in
these the systeni was exactly opposite . The Executive was there appointed by ...
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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