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I . PHYSICS AND POLITICS ; or , Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of
Natural Selection ” and “ Inheritance ” to Political Society . By WALTER
BAGEHOT . Tenth Thousand . Vol . II . LOMBARD STREET : A Description of the
If the revolution is powerful enough and eager enough to make an immense
number of life peers , probably it will sweep away the hereditary principle in the
Upper Chamber entirely . Of course one may fancy it to be otherwise ; we may ...
... spend — suppose a Minister of Lord Palmerston ' s principles were suddenly
and while in office converted to the principles of Mr . Bright and Mr . Cobden , and
were to act on those principles , he could not be impeached . The law of treason ...
It might be like submitting the design of an architect known to hold “ mediĉval
principles ” to a committee wedded to " classical principles . ” Still , upon the
whole , I think the augmentation of the power of the Peers might be risked without
Now , no doubt , this might have happened under a Parliamentary Government .
But , then , many members of Parliament , the entire opposition in Parliament ,
would have been active to unravel the matter . All the principles of finance would
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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