The English Constitution
Jazzybee Verlag, 2017 M02 6 - 388 páginas
In one of Walter Bagehot's most prominent works, the English constitution is described, not from law books and as a lawyer would describe it, but from the actual working, as Bagehot himself had witnessed it, in his contact with ministers and the heads of government departments, and with the life of the society in which the politicians moved. The true springs and method of action are consequently described with a vivid freshness which gives the book a wonderful charm, and makes it really a new departure in the study of politics.
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.
was made by the heads of their own party, they did not like to oppose it, and the discipline of party carried them with it. On the other side, many, ...
They ought to be the heads of the plutocracy. In all countries new wealth is ready to worship old wealth, if old wealth will only let it, and I need not say ...
But the responsible heads of the party who may have to decide similar things, or even the same things, themselves will not permit it.
... the one great man of Imperialism, could not have been selected as a head of the Government, at a moment of the greatest reaction against the Empire.
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