The English Constitution

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jan 18, 2013 - 172 pages
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In 1867, Bagehot wrote The English Constitution, a book that explored the nature of the constitution of the United Kingdom, specifically the functioning of Parliament and the British monarchy and the contrasts between British and American government. The book appeared at the same time that Parliament enacted the Reform Act of 1867, requiring Bagehot to write an extended introduction to the second edition, which appeared in 1872. The book became an instant classic.

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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. Read full review

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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. Read full review

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Walter Bagehot (3 February 1826 - 24 March 1877) was a British businessman, essayist, and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.

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