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December 22, 2016Posted by on
The gun crew of SMS Nürnberg were relaxing, Franz was ignoring their idle banter using the moment’s respite to write in his journal: St Quentin Bay, November 24, 1914. Having finished coaling we are ready to round the Horn. The admiral has told the squadron that he would not make light of their situation, with the navies of the world allied against them a difficult task lay ahead. He and the captains would use their best endeavours to lead them safely home, if not for Christmas then the new year… . Read more of this post
January 9, 2013Posted by on
A previous post Seeking Keynes – the cake introduced John Maynard Keynes and his book The Economic Consequences Of The Peace. Keynes wrote the book in 1919 following his resignation from the British delegation to the Paris Peace Conference, when it became evident that there was no hope of substantial modification in the draft Terms of Peace. The following is a condensed version of selected parts in which Keynes considered the nature of Europe and the Treaty of Versailles.
November 29, 2011Posted by on
John Maynard Keynes was temporarily attached to the British Treasury during the First World War and was their official representative at the Paris Peace Conference up to June 7, 1919; he also sat as deputy for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Supreme Economic Council. He resigned from these positions when it became evident that there was no hope of substantial modification in the draft Terms of Peace. The grounds of his objection to the Treaty, or rather to the whole policy of the Conference towards the economic problems of Europe, are contained in his book THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE. Written in 1919, when Keynes was 36 years old, this book brought him fame. It is, in part, condensed in the following, which covers Keynes’ deliberations on the accumulation and division of wealth leading up the First World War and the impact that war may have on it. Read more of this post