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Old 30th June 2013, 11:38
stein stein is offline  
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I’ve got the book reviewed in above link, and it is not as condemning of Keynes as the review. The Americans were in a position to dictate the conditions, and however arrogantly better-knowing Keynes might have appeared to the Americans (led by a Soviet spy); it is mere conjecture that someone with more respectful manners, and less high flying ideas, would have done better. Britain did not “give at the doors” when they ruled the World, and the Americans when taking charge were correspondingly little concerned with the plight of the deposed, as China too will be.

I admit to finding it slightly unpleasant to read that Keynes consistently referred to the participants that were neither English nor American at the conference as “the monkeys” though…

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