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Open-door Policy for Post-war Immigration Urged by Sir Norman Angell

A new immigration policy for the democracies, to be put into effect after this war, is offered by Sir Norman Angell, famous sociologist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, in an article in the November issue of Free World, published today. The winner of the Nobel prize warns that if present population trends persist and a new immigration program is not put into effect “in fifty years the population of Britain, Australia and certain other countries will be reduced to about sixty-five percent of its present size.”

Predicting that the “deepest economic depression” will be faced by countries which will refuse to open their doors to immigrants, Sir Norman writes: “Nearly all indications go to show that far from there being any danger of the Dominions or the United States being “flooded with immigrants,” there was in the year or two preceding the present war an actual turn in the tide of immigration in the other direction, flowing from the Dominions to Great Britain and from the United States to Europe.”

Professor Sheldon Gluock of Harvard University, writing in the same issue, proposes a ten-point program for the trial and punishment of Axis war criminals.

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