• The vast majority of the peoples of the world are against war and against aggression. If they make their wishes known and effective, war can be stopped. It all depends on whether they are willing to make the effort necessary for the purpose. For, that it will require an effort, no one who considers the history of the world on these subjects can doubt.

    "The Future of Civilization". Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury's Nobel lecture, June 1, 1938.