Talk:Norman Angell

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  • Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible.
  • 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.
  • Political nationalism has become for our age the most important thing in the world, more important than civilization, humanity, decency, kindness, pity; more important than life itself.
  • The root of the problem is very simply stated: if there were no sovereign independent states, if the states of the civilized world were organized in some sort of federalism, as the states of the American Union, for instance, are organized, there would be no international war as we know it ... The main obstacle is nationalism.