A Short History of English Liberalism
- No rational man ever did govern himself by abstractions and universals.... A statesman differs from a professor in an university; the latter has only the general view of society.... A statesman, never losing sight of principles, is to be guided by circumstances; and, judging contrary to the exigencies of the moment, he may ruin his country for ever.
- Burke, "On the Petition of the Unitarians."
- I. Liberalism and Toryism
- II. Political Conditions in the Reign of George III
- III. The First Movement towards Liberalism
- IV. The French Revolution and English Opinion
- V. The Decline of Toryism
- VI. The Middle-Class Supremacy
- VII. The Manchester School and Palmerston
- VIII. The Beginning of the Gladstone Period
- IX. Gladstone versus Disraeli
- X. The Imperialist Reaction
- XI. Liberalism since 1906