A Plea for Parliamentary Government (Classic Reprint)

A Plea for Parliamentary Government (Classic Reprint)
A Plea for Parliamentary Government (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Plea for Parliamentary GovernmentThe end of the great War and the determination of the belligerent countries so to arrange matters that a repetition of the world-tragedy need not be feared, make very necessary and at the same time offer a unique opportunity for a thorough overhaul of political ideas and ideals in the chief European nations. This is as much the case in England as anywhere, if only because our system of government has suffered so great a war-change during the last four years. The British Constitution may indeed be said to be in the melting-pot, so entirely have Coalition Governments, the changes in the Cabinet system and the withdrawal of the old safeguards of the liberty of the person, of the Press, and of free speech, altered the political aspect of the country.The passing of the great Representation of the People Bill, moreover, with its admission of women to the suffrage and its immense increase of male voters, makes even more essential an honest stocktaking of our political views and aspirations, and imposes on us the necessity of considering and deciding in what manner and for what ends we intend to be governed for the future.We do not, as a people, take kindly to the study of political principles. This national trait may be partly due to our insular position through the centuries, preventing us taking much notice of the social and political struggles of Continental nations. It is also, perhaps, a sign of mental laziness - a reluctance to go down to first principles in any subject.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.