The Economic Consequences of the Peace

In Our Time | 26 October 2023 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss John Maynard Keynes’ 1919 book The Economic Consequences of the Peace. Backgrounds the Paris Peace Conference and the political and debt considerations that saw the WWI victors impose reparations that Keynes predicted would have disastrous economic consequences for all. Germany used his book to support their claim that the Treaty was grossly unfair, a sentiment that fed into British appeasement in the 1930s, and has since prompted debate over whether Keynes had only warned of disaster or somehow contributed to it.

See also Margaret MacMillan on Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World.

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