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Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Antisemitism of John Maynard Keynes

Did you know that John Maynard Keynes, admired by Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz, was a venomous anti-Semite who could have given Adolf Hitler a run for his money?
Here are two extracts from his writings:

[Jews] have in them deep-rooted instincts that are antagonistic and therefore repulsive to the European, and their presence among us is a living example of the insurmountable difficulties that exist in merging race characteristics, in making cats love dogs...
It is not agreeable to see civilization so under the ugly thumbs of its impure Jews who have all the money and the power and brains.

Chris Dillow pointed out that

Even Keynes' admirers (such as Skidelsky and Moggridge) agree that Keynes was anti-semitic