THE DANGER OF BEING A GENTLEMAN: And Other Essays by Harold J. Laski

THE DANGER OF BEING A GENTLEMAN: And Other Essays

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This brilliant collection of essays by the prominent English socialist is held together by Professor Laski's consistency in approaching political problems from an historical and functional point of view. He shows first how the ""English Gentleman"" came to be and in so doing immediately clarifies why the ""gentleman"" no longer performs efficiently in government. His analyses of ""the committee system in English local government"", of ""the judicial function"", and of ""nationalism and the future of civilization"" all reveal great lucidity and biting humor. For anyone who pretends to an interest in government, but a warmer welcome from liberals than conservatives.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1940
Publisher: Viking