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Maynard Keynes and the 'Bamboozlement' of Woodrow Wilson: What really happened at Paris? (Wilson, Lloyd George, pensions and pre-armistice agreement)

Lentin, Antony (2004). Maynard Keynes and the 'Bamboozlement' of Woodrow Wilson: What really happened at Paris? (Wilson, Lloyd George, pensions and pre-armistice agreement). Diplomacy and Statecraft, 15(4) pp. 725–763.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592290490886829
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Abstract

Woodrow Wilson's acceptance of Lloyd George's demand for the inclusion of military pensions among the reparations payable to the Allies under the Treaty of Versailles was stigmatised by J.M. Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Pece as the most notorious of the President's alleged breaches of faith with Germany. Keynes's damning verdict remains virtyally unquestioned. This paper reconsiders the case for pensions, suggests that the question was less clear-cut than Keynes insisted, and queries his influential account of Wilson's supposed gullibility and culpability. The paper then considers Lloyd George's intentions in the Pre-armistice agreement, from which the Allied right to reparations and pensions were derived.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0959-2296
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 3705
Depositing User: Antony Lentin
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3705
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