Sir Norman Lane Angell

It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion.

Jeder Krieg ist ein Kind der Furcht. Deshalb muß man vor allem die Furcht beseitigen, wenn man Kriege beseitigen will.

Manchmal sind es gerade die Ideale, für welche die Menschen sterben, die es ihnen unmöglich machen, zusammen zu leben und zu arbeiten.

The demonstration that war, however victorious, spells ruin, has results alike disastrous and incalculable, produces a political and social chaos whose end no man can see – all this is too plain, too inescapable, not to make the desire to avoid it a genuine one. The explanation is that popular thought does not grasp the relation between policies which seem on the surface legitimate or advantageous, and the final effect as a cause of war and chaos.

The great illusion.

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