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John Maynard Keynes

The Left and Liberalism: A Conversation with James Livingston–Part 4

What follows is the fourth part of my ongoing interview with James Livingston about the left and liberalism. Part one can be found here, part two here, and part three here. AH:  You’ve been headed for Keynes all this time.  You asked in an earlier session whether he was both a liberal and a socialist.  It was a rhetorical question, I get that.  What makes him so important in your scheme of things—in decoding the relation between liberalism and the Left? JL:  Yeah, well, we’re all certain he was a liberal.  The General Theory of 1936 is, among many other Read more