Maynard Keynes’s* view of the First World War

If the European Civil War is to end with France and Italy abusing their momentary victorious power to destroy Germany and Austria-Hungary now prostrate, they invite their own destruction also, being so deeply and inextricably intertwined with their victims by hidden psychic and economic bonds.” (1919) (my emphasis)

* Keynes was one of the principal British negotiators at the Treaty of Versailles.

John Maynard Keynes. The Economic Consequences of the Peace (Kindle Locations 58-60)

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