A clear headed, dispassionate and sound appraisal of the English people and their institutions by an English journalist, a book which edifies, rather than illumines, the country and the character. He summarized their traits, which include modesty, humor, restrained emotion, incapability of decision, a tendency to rely on instinct. He analyzes Parliamentary Government, where liberty and justice take precedence over equality; their social structure, their home life, education, press, industry, arts, sports. And he closes with profiles of their leaders. Nice interjection of anecdotes.