The Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 6

The Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...vigorous in conception, and musical also in rhythm and rhyme, although it has some peculiarities in the latter respects. Mr. E. A. Freeman's paper on "Federalism and Home Rule" is written with the historian's usual clearness and distinctness of his historical vision. It is a calm and judicial view of the question, such we should be entitled to expect from the writer. He believes Mr. Butt's scheme to be impracticable and explains why he thinks so. His principal proposition is that the plea of Federalism raised on behalf of Home Rule is fallacious. This is done by examining the Federal principle historically. The deduction is thus made that Federation has never been "a proposal to put a laxer tie instead of a closer one, but to put a closer tie instead of a laxer one or no tie at all." This is, of course, the reverse of the process intended by the Home Rulers. The perti nent question is then put, If Mr. Butt intends that there should be local Parliaments also for England and Scotland. He protests that Irish members at Westminster will not vote on purely local questions regarding England and Scotland? But who is to judge what are local and what are Imperial questions? And are the Irish members to walk out of the House when the former are discussed, or to be turned out by the Sergeant-at-Arms? Mr. Freeman considers "that total separation would be a less evil than such a scheme of Federation, or whatever it is to be called, which is now proposed." M. Henri Rochefort contributes a French article--something of a novelty in English magazines. It is a review of " Recollections of the Revolution of 4th September, (1870, )" by M. Jules Simon, Minister of Public Instruction under Trochu and Thiers. Rochefort recommends...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658144X
  • 9781236581440