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The Carthaginian Peace or the Economic Consequences of Mr. Keynes
The Carthaginian Peace or the Economic Consequences of Mr. Keynes
By Étienne Mantoux
Oxford University Press, 1946, 210 pp.

With minor exceptions, this interesting book is a political rather than an economic tract. It attacks Mr. Keynes' "Economic Consequences of the Peace" and maintains that the thesis which it establishes was an important factor in causing World War II. The author, a young scholar killed in the recent war, argues that Germany could have met her reparations payments and denies that the Treaty of Versailles was vindictive. He warns against underestimating the recuperative powers of German militarism.