The Twentieth Century Volume 89

The Twentieth Century Volume 89

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...will be the settlement. When both parties to an arbitration go away disgruntled the award is generally a good one. Cease from your partisan cries; act as reasonable men and women. And you can so act only in coalition. There is one danger which confronts any Coalition, viz. lest it should countenance Bureaucracy. There is a tendency in some post-war Ministers to adopt an Olympian attitude, to multiply legislation by Orders in Council (a damnable practice), to cultivate the Departmental mind. But we are changing all that. Let Mr. Shortt remember the fate of his original Aliens Bill; DrAddison that of his Miscellaneous Health Bill. And if we were to fail in our duty there is always the electorate. Dover served as a salutary, if somewhat misguided, reminder of that emergency exit!. This article is not Written with the object of showering unstinted adulation upon the present Coalition Government. As I have indicated here, and in my speeches and writings from time to time, I recognise that they have, in my humble judgment, made mistakes--that they are human. Fairness must, however, admit that the Prime Minister and Mr. Bonar Law, with most of their ministerial colleagues, have undertaken and hitherto meritoriously discharged an almost superhuman task. My object in writing this article is to prove that some form of coalition is essential for many years to come. And if I am right in my belief that this Government and these Leaders have earned their country's gratitude in peace as in war, it follows that from this Government, and with these two admirably associated and mutually complementary Leaders, this Coalition should be continued, if in a modified and more united form. There are men on both extremes who are not at heart in favour of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870468
  • 9781236870469