pacifism in 1934

From “The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster“:

It would be wrong in judging the policy of the British Government not to remember the passionate desire for peace, which animated the uniformed, misinformed majority of the British people, and seemed to threaten with political extinction any party or politician who dared to take any other line. This, of course, is no excuse for political leaders who fall short of their duty. It is much better for parties or politicians to be turned out of office than to imperil the life of the nation.
– Sir Winston Churchill

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