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Edmund D. Morel has in recent years come into prominence in Great Britain as one of the most determined and trenchant critics of the conduct of foreign affairs. Born on July 10, 1873, and destined for a journalistic career, he first distinguished himself by his exposures of misrule in the Congo and his attacks upon the system which grew lip there under King Leopold of the Belgians. He founded the Congo Reform Association in 1904 and visited the United States the same year to initiate a similar movement here. His knowledge of African conditions was largely acquired during the ten years he edited The African Mail. He is a Vice President of the Anti-Slavery Society and author of many pamphlets and books. Among those which have had a wide circulation may be mentioned the following: “Red Rubber,” “Morocco in Diplomacy,” “Ten Years of Secret Diplomacy,” “Truth and the War,” “The Black Man’s Burden,” “Thoughts on the War,” and “Diplomacy Revealed.” Last year Mr. Morel was elected to the British House of Commons as Labor member for Dundee, defeating Winston Churchill after a memorable contest.
E. D. Morel; Rival Foreign Policies in Great Britain. Current History 1 April 1923; 18 (1): 55–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.19220.127.116.11
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