The Price of Peace | Zach Carter
Thursday, August 20 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Venue Hosted by the Lewes Public Library
John Maynard Keynes was not just a British economist but the preeminent anti-authoritarian thinker of the twentieth century, one who devoted his life to the belief that art and ideas could conquer war and deprivation. Moral philosopher, political theorist, and statesman, Keynes reinvented Enlightenment liberalism to meet the harrowing crises of his time. In the United States, his ideas became the foundation of a burgeoning economics profession, but they also became a flash point in the broader political struggle of the Cold War, as Keynesian acolytes faced off against conservatives in an intellectual battle for the future of the country—and the world.