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.
A statesman ought to show his own nature, and talk in a palpable way what is to him important truth. And so he will both guide and benefit the nation.
Undoubtedly there is a general truth in the rule. Whether a Bill has come up once only, or whether it has come up several times, is one important fact in ...
And if it be meant, as it often is meant, that the whole truth as to treaties cannot be spoken out, I answer, that neither can the whole truth as to laws.
In truth taxation is so painful that in a sensitive community which has strong organs of expression and action, the maintenance of a great surplus is ...
... for many ages, every generation inherits a series of inapt words—of maxims once true, but of which the truth is ceasing or has ceased.
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