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The Mechanism of the Modern State
The Mechanism of the Modern State
By Sir John A. R. Marriott
Oxford University Press, 1927, 620680 pp

In this imposing study the prominent English scholar and parliamentarian reviews the working of modern governments. While the main part of the book is taken up with a careful and authoritative description of the mechanism of the English system, the author follows the comparative method and examines the English government in the light of other experiments, especially in America and western Europe. Perhaps the most refreshing part of the work is the critique of various schemes advanced as solutions for present day ills. Here the author draws upon his own wide political experience and his keen sense of realities.