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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... and these are changing too ; what he illustrates are altered in one -way, and his sources of illustration are altered probably in a different way.
... probably is not even in a principal measure due to it ; that we have still to conjecture what it will cause and what it will not cause.
The messenger in an office is not more intelligent than the clerks, not better educated, but, worse ; and yet the messenger is probably a very superior ...
On the other side, many, probably most of the intelligent Liberals, were in consternation at the Bill; they bad been in the habit for years of proposing ...
Rank probably in no country whatever has so much "market" value as it has in England just now. Of course there have been many countries in whieh certain old ...
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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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