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of Modern Government
LUCIUS HUDSON HOLT, Ph.D. (YALE)
Colonel, United States Army
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Set up and electrotyped. Published August, 1923. Reprinted
In this book I have endeavored to place before students the fundamental principles of modern liberal government, together with the specific way these principles are put into practice in the leading states of the world. I have followed the general lines of my previous book, An Introduction to the Study of Government, and have used freely material from that book. The momentous political changes following the World War, of course, have necessitated a redrafting of most of the material, a complete revision of the figures cited, and a new Set of statistics and illustrative citations.
The present volume is intended to serve as an introductory Eext to any study of any particular government. It is a general presentation of elementary principles, to be followed by a close analytical study of the government of the United States, for example, or of Great Britain, or of France, or of any other country. It is believed that the study of such a text as this will provide a desirable broad foundation upon which to pursue advanced studies in particular governments.
The statistics and illustrative citations in the previous book proved so valuable a feature for reference work that they have been expanded in the present volume. These are supplemented further by the appendix containing the constitutions in full of important modern states. Students of government may be especially interested in the constitutions of the new Germany, of the Irish Free State, and of Soviet Russia.
A chapter on Military Government and one on the new Russian government have been included.
It is a pleasure in this place to record my thanks to officers in this department who have assisted in the preparation of the