Walter bagehot the english constitution and other political essays
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The English Constitution, by Mr. Walter Bagehot, has already attracted some attention in this country, but it is a work that deserves to be much more widely and familiarly known. I ts title, however, is so little suggestive of its real character, and is so certain to repel and mislead American readers, that, in bringing out a new and cheaper i edition of it, at this time, some prefatory words may be useful for the correction of erroneous impressions. It is well known that the term Constitution, in its political sense, has very different significations in England and in this country. With us it means a written instrument, decreed at a certain time to be the supreme law of the land. Hence, when a book appears upon the American Constitution, if not a history of its adoption, it will probably be a commentary upon its meanings ;that is, some kind of a law-treatise, dealing with the technical interpretations of a legal instrument. The English, on the contrary, have no such written document.
Walter Bagehot was a British journalist who wrote at length about economics, government and literature. He studied mathematics and philosophy at University College London, and was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn. However, he settled on a life of writing, founding the National Review in and later becoming editor-in-chief of The Economist founded by his father-in-law in
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