Friday, February 18, 2011

Headlines of 100 Years Ago: Norman Angell (Lane) revealed as author of The Great Illusion.

Norman Angell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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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 The Grand 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.
Still waiting for militarism to become obsolete. 
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