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‘Physics and Politics’ is a description of the evolution of communities of men. The materials here are derived mainly from books, the surface to be observed being so extensive, but the attitude is precisely the same, that of a scientific observer. To a certain extent the ‘Physics and Politics’ had even a more remarkable influence on opinion, at least on foreign opinion, than ‘The English Constitution’ or ‘Lombard Street’. It “caught on” as a development of the theory of evolution in a new direction, and Darwin himself was greatly interested, while one of the pleasures of Bagehot's later years was to receive a translation of the book into the Russian language.
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Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) 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 1855 and later becoming editor-in-chief of The Economist (founded by his father-in-law in 1860).Review:
Finely imaginative...a remarkable book. (H.S. Jones H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online)
Unflinching...a perfect antidote to the omni-present, thought-destroying political correctness that afflicts our culture. (Gregory J. Sullivan The Trenton Times)
We go to Bagehot for something that seems very difficult: the true character of political man. (Jacques Barzun)
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Book Description Jazzybee Verlag, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3849690962