Norman Angell

Angell, Sir Norman

Sir Norman Angell, 1872?–1967, British internationalist and economist, whose name originally was Ralph Norman Angell Lane. He came to fame with The Great Illusion (1910, rev. ed. 1933), in which he posited that the common economic interests of nations make war futile. At the close of World War I he worked for a generous peace and international cooperation. In Peace with the Dictators? (1938) he attacked the British Conservative party's policy of condoning Japanese and Italian aggression. After World War II he urged unity among the Western democracies in such works as Defence and the English-speaking Role (1958). Knighted in 1931, Norman Angell was awarded the 1933 Nobel Peace Prize.

See his autobiography (1951).

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Norman Angell: Selected full-text books and articles

After All: The Autobiography of Norman Angell By Norman Angell Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952
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Raw Materials, Population Pressure and War By Norman Angell World Peace Foundation, 1936
Thinkers of the Twenty Years' Crisis: Inter-War Idealism Reassessed By David Long; Peter Wilson Clarendon Press, 1995
Librarian's tip: Chap. 5 "No an Angell and Rationality in International Relations"
Human Nature and Enduring Peace By Gardner Murphy Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945
Librarian's tip: Chap. 10 "Some Other Trouble-Spots of Tomorrow"
FREE! The Roots of the War: A Non-Technical History of Europe, 1870-1914 A.D By William Stearns Davis; Mason W. Tyler; William Anderson Century, 1918
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Norman Angell begins on p. 468
FREE! The Problems and Lessons of the War By George H. Blakeslee Putnam, 1916
Librarian's tip: "Problems and Lessons of the War: America's Need for Prepardness in Policy" by Norman Angell
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