Norman Angell

About Norman Angell

Who is it?: British Journalist & Author
Birth Day: December 26, 1872
Birth Place: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England, British
Died On: 7 October 1967(1967-10-07) (aged 94)\nCroydon, Surrey, England
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: lecturer, journalist, author, politician
Known for: Nobel Peace Prize (1933)

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Norman Angell was bornon December 26, 1872 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England, British, is British Journalist & Author. Norman Angell was an English politician, peace activist, journalist, lecturer and author who worked for some of the best known publications of his time. Although Angell was born in England, he studied in his country only for a short while and instead went to Paris to complete his school level education. Eventually, he studied at the University of Geneva and subsequently went off to the United States. In the US, Angell did a number of jobs which did not completely do justice to his journalistic credentials and it took a while before he was able to get a job with noted newspapers. Eventually he went back to Europe and worked for newspapers in Paris and also as the editor of the esteemed magazine ‘Foreign Affairs’ in the course of a glittering journalism career. Angell wrote his seminal work ‘The Great Illusion’ in 1909 and in the book, he argued about the misplaced notion that wars can lead to economic development and the book became one of the most read of the time. He joined the Labour Party as well and became an MP, however his most important work towards the later part of his career was his campaign against war.
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He establishes this apparent paradox, in so far as the economic problem is concerned, by showing that wealth in the economically civilized world is founded upon credit and commercial contract (these being the outgrowth of an economic interdependence due to the increasing division of labour and greatly developed communication). If credit and commercial contract are tampered with in an attempt at confiscation, the credit-dependent wealth is undermined, and its collapse involves that of the conqueror; so that if conquest is not to be self-injurious it must respect the enemy’s property, in which case it becomes economically futile. Thus the wealth of conquered territory remains in the hands of the population of such territory. When Germany annexed Alsace, no individual German secured a single mark’s worth of Alsatian property as the spoils of war. Conquest in the modern world is a process of multiplying by x, and then obtaining the original figure by dividing by x. For a modern nation to add to its territory no more adds to the wealth of the people of such nation than it would add to the wealth of Londoners if the City of London were to annex the county of Hertford.

Biography/Timeline

1898

Due to family matters he returned to England briefly in 1898, then moved to Paris to work as a sub-editor on the English language Daily Messenger, and then as a staff contributor to the newspaper Éclair. He also through this period acted as French correspondent for some American newspapers, to which he sent dispatches on the progress of the Dreyfus case. During 1905–12, he became the Paris Editor for the Daily Mail.

1909

Angell is most widely remembered for his 1909 pamphlet, Europe's Optical Illusion, which was published the following year (and many years thereafter) as the book, The Great Illusion. (The anti-war film La Grande Illusion took its title from his pamphlet.) The thesis of the book was that the integration of the economies of European countries had grown to such a degree that war between them would be entirely futile, making militarism obsolete. This quotation from the "Synopsis" to the popular 1913 edition summarizes his basic argument.

1914

He returned to England and, in 1914, he was one of the founders of the Union of Democratic Control. He joined the Labour Party in 1920 and was MP for Bradford North from 1929 to 1931. In 1931 he was knighted for his public Service, and later in 1933 he was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize.

1928

Angell was also the designer of something called The Money Game, a visual method of teaching schoolchildren the fundamentals of Finance and banking. First published in 1928 by J. M. Dent & Sons, The Money Game, How to Play It: A New Instrument of Economic Education was both a book and a game. The bulk of the book was an essay on money and a discussion of economic theory, it also contained a summary of the game's story and an explanation of the rules.

1930

Angell's book The Press And The Organisation of Society is cited as a source in F. R. Leavis' pamphlet Mass Civilisation and Minority Culture (1930). Vera Brittain quoted Angell's statement on "the moral obligation to be intelligent" several times in her work.

1931

Angell was one of the principal founders of the Union of Democratic Control. He 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.