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Tuesday, June 11, 2013


From Robert Skidelsky's John Maynard Keynes:  Fighting for Freedom:

Boothby, Robert (1900-86), British Conservative MP, 1924-58.  An early and leading parliamentary 'Keynesian', he was a 'Schachtian', mainly because of his intense hostility to the gold standard.  The first edition of his autobiography I Fight to Live was misprinted I Fight to Love.

[Edited to add:  Boothby was maybe not such a nice guy.  Among other things, he apparently carried on a long-term affair with Harold Macmillan's wife.  "You never had it so good!" I bet he told her.  But seriously, that's not cool.]