Lot 642: Cecil Robert



2015-07-10 15:43:06

Lot 642: Cecil Robert: (1864-1958) 1St Viscount Cecil Of Chelwood. British Lawyer, Politician & Diplomat, One Of The Architects Of The League Of Nations. Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1937. An Interesting T.L.S., Cecil, Two Pages, 4To, Haywards Heath, Sussex, 4Th November 1954, To Henry D. Isaac. Cecil Announces 'I Do Not Know How I Can Make Any Intelligible Answer To The Question You Were Good Enough To Put To Me' And Continues 'The Future Relations Of The Various Countries Must Depend On What The Inhabitants Of Each Of Them Think Of The Others. In Other Words, Peace And War Depend Much More On National Friendliness Than On Any Other Social Fact. One Point Does Seem To Me Of Great Importance. There Is A Very Prevalent Belief That The Best Way Of Preventing International Enmity Is By Inducing Every Country To Be Afraid Of Every Other Country. It Is Said That If That Could Be Effected, No Country Would Dare To Be An Aggressor For Fear Of Drawing Upon Herself The Resentment Of Other Countries More Powerful Than She. I Confess To Be Very Doubtful Whether A Policy Of That Kind Will Ultimately Keep The Peace' And Further Remarking 'The Inevitable Result Is That Counter-Rearmament Takes Place, Each Country Or Group Of Countries Trying To Make Themselves Safe From The Others Until At Last The Pressure Becomes Sufficient To Involve Them In Open Hostilities….' A Letter Of Good Content. Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £80 - 120
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