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The Defence of the Empire

The Defence of the Empire

By Sir Norman Angell

Appleton-Century, 1937, 245 pp.

Sir Norman explains the puzzling ups and downs of British policy during recent years in terms of the emphasis placed by the governing class on its own fears and prejudices, particularly those regarding Soviet Russia. This accounts for its complacency at Japanese, Italian and German aggression, even when British imperial interests are jeopardized. According to Angell, the security of the British Empire is identical with generalized collective security, for which he therefore pleads.