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The American Commonwealth (Volume 2); The Party System. Public Opinion. and Reflections. Social Institutions (Paperback) Loot Price: R916
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The American Commonwealth (Volume 2); The Party System. Public Opinion. and Reflections. Social Institutions (Paperback)

James Bryce Bryce, Viscount James Bryce Bryce

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER LVII THK POLITICIANS Institutions are said to form men, but it is no less true that men give to institutions their colour and tendency. It profits little to know the legal rules and methods and observances of government, unless one also knows something of the human beings who tend and direct this machinery, and who, by the spirit in which they work it, may render it the potent instrument of good or evil to the people. These men are the politicians.1 What is one to include under this term? In England it usually denotes those who are actively occupied in administering or legislating, or discussing administration and legislation. That is to say, it includes ministers of the Crown, members of Parliament (though some in the House of Commons and the majority in the House of Lords care little about politics), a few leading journalists, and a small number of miscellaneous persons, writers, lecturers, organizers, agitators, who occupy themselves with trying to influence the public. Sometimes the term is given a wider sweep, being taken to include all who labour for their political party in the constituencies, as e.g. the chairmen and secretaries of local party associations, and the more active committee men of the same bodies. The former, whom we may call the Inner Circle men, are professional politicians in this sense, and in this sense only, that politics is the main though seldom the sole business of their lives. But at present extremely few of them make anything by it in the way of money. A handful hope to get some post; a somewhat larger number conceive that a seat in Parliament may enable them to push their financial undertakings or make them at least more conspicuous in the commercial world. But the gaining of a livelihood does not come into the view of thegreat maj...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: James Bryce Bryce • Viscount James Bryce Bryce
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 392
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-5819-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-5819-7
Barcode: 9781458858191

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