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... live on for many years , manage the company all through those years , and
then go off the scene almost together . In that case the affairs of the company are
apt to alter much , for good or for evil INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND
And the mode in which the questions dealt with are discussed is almost as
important as the selection of these questions . It is for our principal statesmen to
lead the public , and not to let the public lead them . No doubt when statesmen
live by ...
... Liberals ; happily the mass of it is not intellectual ; a few clever men are born
there which we cannot help , but we will not vaccinate ' it with genius ; we will not
put in a set of clever men for their lives who may as likely as not turn against us .
The worst families are those in which the members never really speak their minds
to one another ; they maintain an atmosphere of unreality , and every one always
lives in an atmosphere of suppressed ill - feeling . It is the same with nations .
At every crisis the Assembly feels that after M . Thiers “ the deluge , " and he lives
upon that feeling . A change of the President , though legally simple , is in
practice all but impossible ; because all know that such a change might be a
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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