Paul Krugman, "Observer"(UK)"An important contribution at a time of soul-searching, a must read even if one doesn't fully accept its conclusions.... This is a wonderfully stimulating book, one that reflects the author's unparalleled erudition. We're living in the second Age of Keynes--and Robert Skidelsky is still the guide of choice." Richard A. Posner, "The New Republic""Skidelsky's summary of what is distinctive in Keynes's theory is excellent." Roy Hattersley, "Guardian"(UK)"Wonderfully lucid.... Ought to be considered required reading for every prospective minister." "BusinessWeek""Explaining the present-day relevance of [Keynes'] theories is executed superbly by Skidelsky.... Skidelsky's book excels. It's a passionate polemic that makes a strong case for economists and policymakers to reread their Keynes." Charles R. Morris, "Commonweal""A profound and beautifully written meditation on the dangers of bad ideas, readily accessible to
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. ('This three-volume life of the British economist should be given a Nobel Prize for History if there was such a thing' - Norman Stone.) He is the author of the The World After Communism (1995). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1994. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.