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
About the Author
Banker, editor, political thinker, and literary critic, Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) edited the Economist for the last seventeen years of his life and enjoyed intimate friendships with the leading political figures of his day. He also wrote The English Constitution and Lombard Street. Roger Kimball is managing editor of The New Criterion and author of Tenured Radicals (also published by Ivan R. Dee).