The English Constitution
"There is a great difficulty in the way of a writer whoattempts to sketch a living Constitution-a Constitution thatis in actual work and power. The difficulty is that the objectis in constant change. An historical writer does not feel thisdifficulty: he deals only with the past; he can say definitely, the Constitution worked in such and such a manner in theyear at which he begins, and in a manner in such and suchrespects different in the year at which he ends; he beginswith a definite point of time and ends with one also. But acontemporary writer who tries to paint what is before himis puzzled and a perplexed: what he sees is changing daily.
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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