Vindication of the English Constitution in a Letter to a Noble and Learned Lord

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., Mar 1, 2007 - History - 210 pages
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Reprint of the rare first edition. The Vindication is the fullest statement of the great prime minister's philosophy. According to Disraeli [1804-1881], the Whigs were devoted to the centralization of power in Westminster and the self-perpetuation of their party. As the party of the propertied classes the Tories resisted the Whigs by preserving the traditional system in which the landowners governed responsibly, relieved the distress of the poor and enabled men of intellect, like himself, to serve the public by adapting Tory values to modern needs.
 

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Benjamin Disraeli was born in London, England on December 21, 1804. His first novel, Vivien Grey, was published in 1826. His other works include The Voyage of Captain Popanilla, Contarini Fleming, A Year at Hartlebury, Coningsby, Sybil, Tancred, and Lothair. He became England's first and only Jewish prime minister, serving from 1867 to 1868 and again from 1874 to 1880. He is best remembered for bringing India and the Suez Canal under control of the crown. During his second term of office, when he was knighted, he took a name from his first novel and became the first Earl of Beaconsfield. He died on April 19, 1881 at the age of 76.

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