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Roughly speaking , it describes its working as it was in the time of Lord
Palmerston ; and since that time there have been many changes , some of spirit
and some of detail . In so short a period there have rarely been more changes . If
I had ...
I proceed to speak of the changes which have taken place either in the
Constitution itself or in the competing institutions which illustrate it . It is too soon
as yet to attempt to estimate the effect of the Reform Act of 1867 . The people
But in this case neither party , as a party , could speak out . Many , perhaps most
of the intelligent Conservatives , were fearful of the consequences of the proposal
; but as it was made by the heads of their own party , they did not like to oppose ...
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 ...
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 .
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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