Tuesday, October 04, 2005

KEYNES

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1777/keynes.htm

A quote from an article entitled 'SUGAR KEYNES', by Zygmund Dobbs, which appeared in 'The Review of the News', June 23, 1971:

"Keynes was characterized by his male sweetheart, Lytton Strachey, as 'A liberal and a sodomite, an atheist and a statistician.'

"His particular depravity was the sexual abuse of little boys.

"In communications to his homosexual friends, Keynes advised that they go to Tunis, 'where bed and boy were also not expensive.'

"As a sodomistic pedophiliac, he ranged throughout the Mediterranean area in search of boys for himself and his fellow socialists."

[See Lytton Strachey, A Critical Biography, Michael Holyroyd, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, two volumes].

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Keynes was placed amongst the top 20 the twentieth century's greatest minds by Time in March 1999.

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http://myweb.lsbu.ac.uk/~stafflag/jmkeynes.html

Keynes made lists of his partners:

1. Dillwyn Knox, Duncan Grant etc

2. and unnamed rough trade ('Auburn-haired of Marble Arch', 'Lift boy of Vauxhall', 'Young American near the British Museum').

http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/keynes_jm.html

Jeffrey Escoffier wrote about John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946, at www.glbtq.com

John Maynard Keynes was the most important economist of the twentieth century.

In 1906, Keynes took a post with the government department that administered India.

In 1908, Keynes met Duncan Grant. According to Escoffier: 'Their affair started somewhat clandestinely, because Grant had just ended an affair with Keynes's close friend Lytton Strachey.'

In 1908, Keynes accepted an academic appointment at Cambridge.

After a number of years, Keynes and Duncan Grant ended their sexual relationship, but remained friends.

Escoffier writes: 'Soon after they separated, Keynes took stock of his sexual life and compiled a list of everyone who had ever been his sexual partner - approximately 25 different men and perhaps, from a somewhat vague reference, one woman.'

From1906 'he had also kept a numerical record of his sexual activity in which he tabulated his copulations, masturbations, and wet dreams.'

At the end of World War I, Keynes was a representative at the Versailles Peace Conference, a conference which he strongly criticised

Keynes became a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

Keynes 'engaged in casual sex and had several other affairs with men'.

In 1921, Keynes met Lydia Lopokova, one of the stars of Serge Diaghihev's Ballets Russes. In 1925, he married her.

Strachey and Grant had both set up households with women, while continuing to have sexual relations with men. It is suspected that Keynes may have done the same thing.

Keynes died at Tilton, his home in Sussex, on April 21, 1946.

Keynes wrote 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.'

In The General Theory 'Keynes demolishes the belief that unfettered markets will provide enough jobs and adequate national incomes to guarantee the future of capitalism.'

'Throughout his life Keynes strove to realize ideals of love and friendship, along with the delights of art, good conversation, and books. His economics might well be seen as an outgrowth of his vision of friendship and the good life.'



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