The English Constitution

Minds Eye Publications, 2023 - 200 páginas
Walter Bagehot wrote a book called The English Constitution. It is thought to be one of the best books ever written about the past and workings of the British government. When the book was written, there were heated arguments in Britain about giving working-class men and women the right to vote. In his book, Bagehot looks at what makes the British government system "dignified" and "efficient." The word "dignified" refers to the monarchy, the House of Lords, and the ceremonies and customs that go along with them. The part about "efficient" is about the House of Commons and how the government works. Bagehot says that the British political system works so well because it strikes a good mix between being respectful and getting things done. He also talks about how conventions and practices are important in the British system and how they help keep things stable and consistent.

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Walter Bagehot was an English journalist, businessman, and essayist who lived from 1826 to 1877. He was a prolific writer who wrote extensively about government, economics, literature, and race. He is best known for co-founding the National Review in 1855, a political magazine that aimed to promote conservative values. Bagehot's most famous works include The English Constitution, published in 1867, and Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market, published in 1873. The English Constitution is considered one of the best accounts of the history and workings of the British political system ever written, while Lombard Street is a detailed analysis of the money market and the role of central banks in regulating it. Bagehot's writing style is characterized by its clarity, concision, and analytical rigor. He was a skilled observer of society and human behavior, and his insights into politics, economics, and culture continue to be relevant today.

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