"What Good's a Constitution?" - Our Heritage of Freedom by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 22 August 1936. Winston S. Churchill.
"What Good's a Constitution?" - Our Heritage of Freedom by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 22 August 1936
"What Good's a Constitution?" - Our Heritage of Freedom by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 22 August 1936
"What Good's a Constitution?" - Our Heritage of Freedom by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 22 August 1936
"What Good's a Constitution?" - Our Heritage of Freedom by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 22 August 1936

"What Good's a Constitution?" - Our Heritage of Freedom by Winston Churchill in Collier's, 22 August 1936

Springfield, Ohio: The Crowell Publishing Company, 1936. 1st Edition. Paperback. The first printing of this article by Churchill is published in this 22 August 1936 issue of Collier's. The article is at pages 22, 39, and 40 with one illustration. In it, Churchill defends constitutional government - both America's written Constitution and England's unwritten one - and refutes the notion that they are inefficient and outmoded forms of government in comparison to authoritarian systems. "The question we are discussing is whether a fixed constitution is a bulwark or a fetter." This was no casual discussion in the mid-1930s as the world struggled with economic depression and the seemingly orderly progress under dictatorships in Germany, Italy, and Soviet Russia found many admirers in England and America. "Does a government exist for the individual, or do individuals exist for the government? One must recognize that the world today is deeply divided upon this. Some of the most powerful nations and races have definitely chosen to subordinate the citizen or subject to the life of the State." As usual, Churchill is eloquent, incisive, and places the drift of current events and conventions in the deeper contextual current of history. The article was subsequently published in The Collected Essays, Vol. II, pp. 386-393. Condition is good plus. The covers are complete and remain attached, but there is light overall soiling, some closed tears, and upper binding staple has pulled loose from the covers. There is an address label at the lower front corner. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting or marks. Both binding staples are present and firmly attached to the contents. Bibliographic reference: Cohen 506, Woods C309. Good. Item #001419

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