Lord Cecil and the Pacifists in the League of Nations Union

  title={Lord Cecil and the Pacifists in the League of Nations Union},
  author={J. A. Thompson},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={949 - 959}
  • J. A. Thompson
  • Published 1 December 1977
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
In the third volume of his political memoirs, devoted to the I930s, L. S. Amery refers to a powerful propagandist body that brought together all 'the theoretical idealists' who believed in making war to suppress war and the extreme pacifists who were prepared 'to run any risks rather than contemplate the possibility of another war'. This was the League of Nations Union led 'with fanatical fervour' by Lord Robert Cecil.' Others, equally unsympathetic, described the Union in similar but cruder… 
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