Quotation by Neville Chamberlain

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain (1869–1940), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Speech, October 6, 1938, to the House of Commons.

Delivered one week after Chamberlain's return from the Munich Conference.
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