Ralph Raico on Skidelsky

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Ralph Raico, our leading historian of classical liberalism, has neatly skewered Robert Skidelsky, Keynes’s biographer and apologist. Nowhere in his massive three-volume biography, Raico points out, does Skidelsky mention Keynes’s radio address in praise of the notorious defense of Stalinist tyranny, Soviet Communism: A New Civilization, by Sidney and Beatrice Webb. With characteristic forthrightness, Raico calls Skidelsky a liar for this omission. His comments may be found on Robert Wenzel’s excellent blog, Economic Policy Journal.

7:05 pm on August 20, 2011