An excellent and entertaining essayist, Laski’s volume deals with the issues of politics and law in Europe and American during the 1920s and 30s. It is unified by the concpetion of democracy as a society of equals sharing in a common good.
Table of Contents
1. The Danger of Being a Gentleman: Reflections on the Ruling Class in England (1932) 2. On the Study of Politics (1926) 3. Law and Justice in Soviet Russia (1935) 4. The Judicial Function (1936) 5. The English Constitution and French Public Opinion, 1789-1794 (1938) 6. The Committee System n English Local Government (1936) 7. Nationalism and the Future of Civilization (1932) 8. Mr. Justice Holmes: For his Eighty-Ninth Birthday (1930)