Nomination Archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1933
Number:4 - 4
 
Nominee:
Name:Sir Ralph Norman Angell Lane
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1872
Year, Death:1967
Profession:Journalist, editor, author and lecturer.
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1933
 
Motivation:Angell advocated peace, pacifism and international understanding. He had written "The Great Illusion" (1910), in which he claimed that it was an illusion that war could be profitable to a nation, and he maintained that this illusion was going to lead Europe into a state of war. Angell also wrote "America and The New World-State"(1912), "The World's Highway" (1916) and several other works. "The Unseen Assassins" (1932) described nationalism as the greatest threat to world peace.
 
Nominator:
Name:Carl Becker
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of History
University:Cornell University
City:Ithaca
State:NY
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
Comments: The nomination of Angell received overwhelming support, especially in the USA. Some of his political companions had initiated a campaign in favour of his candidacy, led by F.S. Cocks and Lord Snowden (members of the British parliament). A man called Mr. Wrench sent circulars (motivation based on the book "Unseen Assassins") around the world. In 1934 Angell received the reserved Nobel Peace Prize for 1933.