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... and those associated with them are to take their stand for the political
campaign . It is by that programme , by a comparison of the programmes of
different statesmen , that the world forms its judgment . The common ordinary
mind is quite unfit ...
In excited states of the public mind they have scarcely a discretion at all ; the
tendency of the public perturbation determines what shall and what shall not be
dealt with . But , upon the other hand , in quiet times statesmen have great power
Whether or not the nation has made up its mind is a question to be decided by all
the circumstances of the case , and in the common way in which all practical
questions are decided . There are some people who lay down a sort of
To speak mathematically , we may easily miss the permanent course of the
political curve if we engross our minds with its cusps and conjugate points . Nor ,
on the other hand , can I sympathise with the objection to life peerages which
some of ...
Despotic nations now cannot understand England ; it is to them an anomaly "
chartered by Providence ; ” they have been time out of mind puzzled by its
institutions , vexed at its statesmen , and angry at its newspapers . A little more of
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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