Foreign News: The Profession of Politics


THE PUBLIC LIFE—J. A. Spender—Stokes (2 vols., $10.00). Public life, as defined by the author for his purpose, is the profession of statesmen and politicians. This profession he exemplifies by some monographs on famous statesmen and politicians—Bright, Cobden, Palmerston, Disraeli, Gladstone, Chamberlain, Campbell-Bannerman, Asquith, George—by analyzing the parliamentary duties of politicians, by contrasting the British parliamentary system with the systems of the U. S., France and Germany, by conducting a brilliant inquiry into the problems of statecraft, by examining the relations between people and press, press and government and...

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