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John Maynard Keynes


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John Maynard Keynes : 

'Attending Oxford on a Cassel scholarship, John Allaway found that his WEA training, far from fitting him into a university mold, enabled him to criticize the conventional curriculum. Assigned the orthodox economics texts of Alfred Marshall, he read them "with deep suspicion" and made a point of going beyond the set books to study J.A. Hobson, Henry George, Hugh Dalton, and John Maynard Keynes'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: John Allaway      Print: Book


John Maynard Keynes : article on the Munich Crisis

Virginia Woolf to Vanessa Bell, Monday 3 October 1938: 'Yesterday the Keynes came to tea. Maynard had already summed up the situation [i.e. the Munich Crisis] in a very good article which he read us; I'll send you the N[ew]. S[tatesman] on Friday in which it appears. His view is that the whole thing was staged by Chamb[erlain].; that there was never any fear of war; that he never even consulted Russia; that it was a put-up job between him and Hitler [...] that we are sure of peace during our life time [...] and so on.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: John Maynard Keynes      


John Maynard Keynes : 'Memoir Club' paper

Monday 12 September 1937: '[At Memoir Club meeting] Maynard read a very packed profound & impressive paper so far as I could follow, about Cambridge youth; their philosophy; its consequences [...] The beauty & unworldliness of it. I was impressed by M. & felt a little flittery & stupid. Then he had to rest; it turned grey & cold. M. had to be slowly conveyed -- a bed made on the ground floor at Charleston. Nevertheless a very human satisfactory meeting.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: John Maynard Keynes      Manuscript: Unknown


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