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Altogether the Liberals , or at least the extreme Liberals , were much like a man
who has been pushing hard against an opposing door , till , on a sudden , the
door opens , the resistance ceases , and he is thrown violently forward . Persons
... in the nature of the curious influence of rank to work much more on men singly
than on men collectively ; it is an influence which most men — at least most
Englishmenfeel very much , but of which most Englishmen are somewhat
It will not destroy the House of Peers and leave the rich young peers , with their
wealth and their titles , to sit in the Commons . It would probably sweep all titles
before it - - at least all legal titles — and somehow or other it would break up the ...
There are often seeming objections which are not real objections ; at least , which
are , in the particular cases , outweighed by counter - considerations ; and these “
independent members , ” having no real responsibility , not being likely to be ...
... to say the least of it , no peculiar aptitude for Parliamentary Government ; which
has possibly a peculiar inaptitude for it . In the last but one of these essays I have
tried to describe one of the mental conditions of Parliamentary Government ...
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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