The Economic Consequences of the Peace
The Economic Consequences of the Peace
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Annotation: One of the most important economic documents of the 20th century John Maynard Keynes, at the time a rising young economi... more
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1995
Edition Date: 1995
Territory: North America
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ISBN: 1-10-116167-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-10-116167-8
Language: English
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 9+

One of the most important economic documents of the 20th century

John Maynard Keynes, at the time a rising young economist, abruptly resigned his position as adviser to the British delegation negotiating the peace treaty ending World War I. Frustrated and angered by the Allies' focus on German war guilt, Keynes predicted that the vindictive reparations policy, which locked Germany into long-term payments, would not only stifle the German economy for another generation but leave Europe in ruins.

Published in 1919, Keynes's The Economic Consequences of the Peace aroused heated debates throughout Europe; his remarkably prescient conclusions were frequently cited by German leaders during the decades between the wars. Keynes's well-reasoned yet impassioned arguments, peppered with biting portraits of the statesen involved in the peace treaty—including Llyod George, Georges Clemenceau, and Woodrow Wilson—brought him immediate fame.

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