Telling the Truth
This theme focuses on two Englishmen who questioned the necessity of war and, in their very different ways, worked for greater international understanding in order to avoid future military conflicts. Norman Angell's argument, first published in 1909, that emphasis on militarism was detrimental to the economic interests of nations, fell on deaf ears as Europe marched towards war in 1914. It was during that war that C.K. Ogden transformed the Cambridge Magazine into an influential "voice of reason" -- a vehicle for uncensored news and opinion.