The people enfranchised under it do not yet know their own power ; a single election , so far from teaching us how they will use that power , has not been even enough to explain to them that they have such power .
Nor does the experience of the last election much help us . The circumstances were too exceptional . In the first place , Mr. Gladstone's personal popularity was such as has not been seen since the time of Mr. Pitt , and such as may ...
At the last election , the trial of the new system hardly began , and , as far as it did begin , it was favoured by a peculiar guidance . In the mean time our statesmen have the greatest opportunities they have had for many years ...
At an election the non - titled are much more powerful than the titled . Certain individual peers have , from their great possessions , great electioneering in fluence , but , as a whole , the House of Peers is not a principal ...
... the nation being ( as are all nations capable of Parliamentary institutions ) constantly attentive to public affairs , would inflict on them the maximum Parliamentary penalty at the next election and at many future elections .
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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