Norman Angell

Sir Ralph Norman Angell Lane (December 26, 1872 - October 7, 1967) was a British lecturer, writer, and Member of Parliament for the Labour Party. Angell served on the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, was an executive for the World Committee against War and Fascism, a member of the executive committee of the League of Nations Union, and the president of the Abyssinia Association. He was knighted in 1931 and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933.

Angell was one of six children, born to Thomas Angell Lane and Mary (Brittain) Lane. He attended the Lycée de St. Omer and the University of Geneva. At the age of 17, he moved to the United States and spent seven years working in California, where he eventually became a journalist. He returned to England briefly in 1898, then moved to Paris. From 1905 to 1912, he was the Paris editor for the Daily Mail.

Back in England again, he joined the Labour Party in 1920 and was an MP from 1929 to 1931.

Notable quotes

  • "Political nationalism has become...the most important thing in the world, more important than civilization, humanity, decency, kindness, pity; more important than life itself."

Writings by Angell

  • Patriotism under Three Flags: A Plea for Rationalism in Politics (1903)
  • Europe's Optical Illusion (1909) (also: The Great Illusion)
  • The Fruits of Victory (1921)
  • The Money Game (1928)
  • The Unseen Assassins (1932)
  • The Menace to Our National Defence (1934)
  • Peace with the Dictators? (1938)
  • The Steep Places (1947)
  • After All (1951)

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