The English Constitution
Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M04 1 - 368 páginas
Chronicling the past is much easier than chronicling the present, which was exactly Walter Bagehot's project when writing The English Constitution, first published in 1873. His ambitious undertaking was to describe the British government as it actually worked during 1865 and 1866. Government as it functions is very different from the government as it is spelled out on paper. Many factors, including the mindset of the people and the habits of those already in government, affect how a country is run. Political scientists and historians will find Bagehot's commentary on the living English government and invaluable tool in understanding the politics of the era. British journalist WALTER BAGEHOT (1826-1877) was an early editor of The Economist and was among the first economists to discuss the concept of the business cycle. He is also the author of Physics and Politics (1872) and The Postulates of English Political Economy (1885).
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A political country is like an American forest : you have only to cut down the old trees, and immediately new trees come up to replace them ; the seeds were ...
They, in conjunction with their counsellors, settle the programme of their party — the " platform," as the Americans call it, on which they and those ...
... like that discussion in the American Senate should be "in secret session," and that no report should be published of it But I should, for my own part, ...
In this essay I have made many remarks on the American Constitution, in comparison with the English ; and as to the American Constitution we have had a ...
But the American President has no similar security. He ' is elected in one way, at one time, and Congress (no matter which House) is elected in another way, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Paul_S - LibraryThing
Politics have not changed much since the 19th century. The main difference is that now elites hide their fear and contempt of the lower class. My insecurities aside, insightful essays that remain relevant. Leer comentario completo
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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. Leer comentario completo
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