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John Maynard Keynes on Jews

5 Apr John Maynard Keynes on Jews: You won’t see the anti-Semitic views of John Maynard Keynes reported in the New York Times .

Now they are highlighted in the new book by Richard Davenport-Hines, Universal Man: The Seven Lives of  John Maynard Keynes:

[H]is marriage to a Russian [Lydia Lopokova] in whom bigotry of the Tsarist regime had been ingrained since girlhood, perpetuated this blight on his character. Their banter together included automatic jibes about the Jews: he considered Judaism as a subject for harsh superior humor. ‘I smelt it’, he told Lopovoka in 1924 after hearing that the Gluckstein family, which owned Lyons Corner House, had bought the Cafe Royal where his Tuesday Club held its monthly dinners…

He still remained enough of an Edwardian to regard immigrants from eastern Europe as schemers, who outwitted less nimble-minded natives and polluted their environment: “It is not agreeable to see a civilisation so under the ugly thumbs of its impure Jews who have all the money and the power and the brains’ he said of Weimar Germany.

Keynes died on April 21, 1946

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